Cary Michael Lambrix, 57, was executed tonight for the 1983 murder of two people in Glades County.
Lambrix was indicted by a grand jury in March 1983 on two counts of First Degree Murder. He was found guilty of the crimes by a jury in February 1984 and was sentenced to death a month later. Former Chief Assistant State Attorney Randall McGruther prosecuted the case.
Lambrix, an escapee from the Lakeland Community Correctional Center, moved to LaBelle with his girlfriend where they rented a trailer. One night in February 1983, the couple went to a local tavern where they met the two victims: Aleisha Bryant, 19, and Clarence Moore, 35. The four continued their evening of drinking by heading to another bar together. The defendant then invited the pair back to his trailer for dinner.
A short while after arriving at the trailer, Lambrix asked Moore to step outside so he could show him some plants. The two were gone about 20 minutes when Lambrix came back in the trailer alone. He then told Bryant that Moore wanted to see her. She walked outside with Lambrix. Lambrix returned to the trailer alone carrying a tire iron with blood covering his arms, face, and front of his shirt.
Lambrix had brutally murdered Moore by beating him in the head with the metal tool. He killed Bryant by choking her and kicking her in the face. He later dragged the victims farther back onto the property and buried them in shallow graves.
The Florida Attorney General’s Office and our Post Conviction Unit have handled numerous motions over the years filed on the defendant’s behalf prior to his execution.
State Attorney’s Office