Lindsey is one of the first men Stevenson represents after founding EJI. Lindsey was given a life sentence by the jury, but it was overridden by a judge who insisted on a death sentence. EJI fails to seek relief for Lindsey, and Alabama Governor Guy Hunt denies him clemency. He is executed in May of 1989.
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Chapter 4: The Old Rugged Cross
Two of the inmates Stevenson and Ansley’s clients beg them to assist are Michael Lindsey and Horace Dunkins. Stevenson and Ansley appeal Lindsey’s sentence on the grounds that the judge... (full context)