Lynda Block Murders Police Officer

Lynda Block was a woman from Alabama who would be executed for the murder of a police officer

Lynda Block and George Sibley failed to show up to court for an assault case and were on the run with her nine year old son. The trio decided to go into a store and someone called the police saying that a family was living in their car

When the officer showed up to investigate he would talk to George Sibley and soon a gun fight erupted. Lynda Block would see what was taking place and would sneak around the officer and opened fire striking and killing the officer

Lynda Block and George Sibley would be arrested, convicted, sentenced to death and executed. George Sibley would be executed on August 4, 2002. Lynda would be executed on May 10, 2005 both by way of the electric chair

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Lynda Block was executed on May 10, 2005

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Lynda Block was executed by way of the electric chair

Lynda Block Execution

– A 54-year-old woman was put to death in Alabama’s electric chair on Friday for the 1993 shooting death of a police officer in a store parking lot.

Lynda Lyon Block was the first woman executed in Alabama since 1957. She made no final statement and was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m.

“She never displayed any emotion throughout the very end. Her stare was a very blank stare,” Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Mike Haley said.

Block may be the last person to die in Alabama’s electric chair. No other executions are scheduled before the state shifts to lethal injection as the official method of execution on July 1. However, inmates still will be able to choose death by electrocution.

The change will leave Nebraska, which has not carried out a death sentence since 1997, as the only state that carries out execution solely by electrocution.

Block had no attorney and no appeals were filed to block her execution for the murder of Opelika police officer Roger Motley.

Gov. Don Siegelman refused Block’s two-page handwritten request for clemency. Block asked the governor to appoint a seven-member panel to hear her claims that she and her common-law husband, George Sibley, were prosecuted unfairly.

Siegelman said he found no mitigating circumstances or discrepancies in the evidence used to convict Block and Sibley of capital murder in the shooting. Sibley’s execution has not yet been scheduled.

Motley was killed as he approached the couple’s car in a Wal-Mart parking lot because Block’s young son appeared to be in distress. Witnesses said Sibley fired the first shots. Block pulled a pistol and fired on Motley, who was hit several times before the couple drove off.

Motley’s widow, Juanita, had planned to witness the execution but changed her mind.

“When they pulled the hood over her head, I asked an officer to take me out,” Motley said.

Alabama’s electric chair, known as Yellow Mama, has been used for 177 executions. Before Block, the last woman to be executed in the chair was Rhonda Martin, a Montgomery woman who was put to death for poisoning six members of her family.

https://www.upi.com/Archives/2002/05/10/Alabama-executes-first-woman-in-45-years/2991021003200/

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