Michael Lambrix arrived on Death Row in 1984 for the double murder of Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant. After spending times in solitary confinement, he was eventually moved to an empty cell on R-Wing (later called G-Wing). His new neighbor was none other than Ted Bundy.

« Every wing on the floor you are housed on seemed to have its own different set of personalities. This particular floor was known to many as the celebrity floor, as it housed a few of the more notorious death row prisoners, such as my new neighbor, Ted Bundy.

While most of those on this particular floor were there by choice, each patiently waiting for a cell to open then requesting to be placed in it as they wanted to be housed on a quiet floor, both me and Ted had no choice. I was placed there for no reason but luck of the draw—when my time in lock-up was up, it was the only cell open and for Ted, they just liked to keep him on the second floor near the officers’ quarter deck so that when the occasional “four group” of politicians or judges would come through, they could be paraded down the outer catwalk and get their peek at “Bundy.” Most of the time we would know when a tour group was coming and when we heard that outer catwalk door open, we would quickly throw on our headphones and pretend to watch TV as none of us cared to be their entertainment.

In the following months we grew closer through our common interest in the law. At the time I was barely just beginning to learn (Although at that ripe age of 27 I would have sworn I already knew it all). Now twice as old, I look back and realize I didn’t know half as much as I thought I knew and through Ted’s patience I learned what it took to stay alive. I never knew him as the monster that society made him out to be. I only knew him as the man he was when he lived among the condemned and I was not the only one he so often reached out to help. I wish people outside could have seen and known that side of him- the sense of humanity, compassion and generosity he possessed. Although evil acts can undoubtedly be attributed to him, he was not all evil, but also possessed that measure of a man within that had good.»

After years of appeals, Lambrix was executed on October 5, 2017.

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