What does receiving a personal letter mean to you? How does it make you feel? When we look at a return address and realize that the letter is from a friend, we feel loved. We cannot wait cherish every word in the message held inside! In today’s fast-paced world, letter writing is quickly becoming a thing of the past, yet for some, the men and women on death row, it is the only way they can communicate with the world. Since March 8, 2005, The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has strived to give the over 3,000 men and women on death row the same feeling that you have when you receive a letter; loved. Our letters carry more than just the love of every member of The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries’ team, which include the individuals (like you!) who help finance the letter writing ministry. Our letters also, and more importantly, carry the love of Jesus Christ! In each letter, we share how much Jesus loves them. He has already paid the debt of their sin, the debt of the murders for which they are convicted. We share with them that Jesus has freely paid that price, and that they are forgiven! They must only accept Jesus Christ’s forgiveness, making Him Lord of their lives! The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries works toward honoring the “Great Commission,” with our mail ministry to the men and women on death row. View our donations page to discover how you can help The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries minister to the men and women on death row.
Updated: Monday, September 18, 2017 11:32 am EDT
Michael Ray Lambrix, a/k/a Cary Michael, is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm EDT, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida. Fifty-seven-year-old Michael is convicted of the murder 35-year-old Clarence Edward Moore (a/k/a Lawrence Lamberson) and 19-year-old Aleisha Dawn Bryant on February 6, 1983, in Glades County, Florida. Michael has spent the last 33 years on Florida’s death row.
Michael had previously served time for check fraud. At the time of the murders, a warrant was out for Michael’s arrest, as he had walked away from a state halfway house.
On the evening of February 5, 1983, Michael Lambrix and his roommate, Frances Smith, went out to a local tavern, where they met Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant. Lambrix and Smith invited Clarence and Aleisha back to their trailer to eat.
At some point, Lambrix invited Clarence to go outside with him. Approximately 20 minutes later, he asked Aleisha to also come outside. Approximately 45 minutes after that, Lambrix returned to the trailer, alone. He was wearing a bloody shirt and holding a tire iron. Lambrix told Smith that he had killed Clarence by hitting him with the tire iron and Aleisha by strangulation.
Smith helped Lambrix clean up and bury the bodies. Lambrix also threw his bloody shirt and the tire iron into a nearby stream.
On February 8, 1983, Smith was arrested on an unrelated charge. While in custody, she informed police about the buried bodies. Police investigated and found the bodies, along with the bloody shirt and tire iron.
Updated: Monday, September 18, 2017 11:30 am EDT
Jeffrey Lynn Borden is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. Fifty-seven-year-old Jeffrey is convicted of the murder of Cheryl Borden and Roland Harris on December 24, 1993, in Gardendale, Alabama. Jeffery has spent the last 22 years of his life on Alabama’s death row.
Jeffrey had no previous criminal history.
On Christmas Eve 1993, Roland and Juanita Harris were hosting a family gathering at their home in Gardendale, Alabama. Cheryl Borden was to attend, along with the three children she had with her husband Jeffrey Borden, although they were legally separated by that time. Around 6:45 pm, Jeffrey arrived at the home with his and Cheryl’s three children. Roland began helping him carry in presents and bags from the vehicle.
Cheryl arrived at the house a short time later. She also began helping carry items into the house. Jeffrey then took out .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol and shot Cheryl in the back of the head. Roland, who was also outside, began running for the house, yelling for someone to call the police. Jeffrey chased Roland and shot at him several times, including after he ran into the house. Jeffrey kept shooting, shattering the glass on the storm door. After entering the house, Roland collapsed; he had been shot in the back.
The children and several other families members took cover, with the children yelling that their father had killed their mother. Both Cheryl and Roland were taken to a local hospital, where they died later that evening. Jeffrey was arrested and charged with murder. The murder weapon was recovered from the scene of the crime.
Please pray for peace the families of Roland Harris and Cheryl Borden. Please pray for strength for the family of Jeffrey Borden. Please pray that if Jeffrey is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence will be presented prior to his execution. Please pray that Jeffrey may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.
Updated: Monday, September 18, 2017 11:32 am EDT
Robert Lynn Pruett is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert was convicted of killing 37-year-old correctional officer Daniel Nagle, on December 17, 1999, while Robert was serving a life sentence at the McConnell Unit in Beeville, Texas. Robert has spent the last 16 years of his life on Texas’ death row.
Robert grew up poor, often going hungry. He and his family frequently moved while he was a child. Robert was friends with gang members and frequently used drugs and alcohol while growing up. His mother worked hard and his father was gone during the early years of his life. Eventually they got back together. As a teenager, Robert and his friends began stealing from people's houses. During one of these robberies, when Robert was 15, he and his friends were caught by a neighbor. They fled the house and attempted to hide their stolen goods, including rifles. Robert was caught and sent to a juvenile detention center. Robert returned home on a very strict parole and warned to not get in any more trouble.
Upon returning home, Robert was informed by his friends that his neighbor, Ray Yarborough, had taken one of the guns he and his friends had stolen. Robert, who did not like Ray, asked for the weapon back. Ray denied having the weapon. The two argued but did not resolve the problem. Robert informed his brother and father about the argument. They all agreed to do nothing so as to not stir up trouble.
On August 9, 1995, just a few weeks shy of Robert's 16th birthday, Ray, who lived in a trailer across from Robert, came home drunk. His dog had escaped and, while attempting to catch it, he yelled obscenities and threatened to beat it. Robert, who was unaware of the escaped dog, thought Ray was yelling at him. Robert awakened his father and brother and all three went outside to confront Ray. Robert, the first one outside, attacked Ray. Robert's brother came outside next and began fighting with Ray. The two of them ended up in some trees, where Robert's father went after them. Robert claims he stayed with the group who had gathered. Robert's father and brother emerged from the woods with blood on their clothing. The three fled. They were later arrested and all were charged with Ray's murder. Robert's father eventually confessed to stabbing Ray and killing him. He testified that although his boys were with him during the murder, they did not partake. He received a life sentence. Robert's brother, who was 25 at the time of the murder, received a 40 year sentence. Robert, who was tried as an adult, received a 99 year sentence.
September 16, 2017
Scott Raymond Dozier was scheduled to be executed during the week of October 16, 2017. His execution has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Ely State Prison in Ely, Nevada. Forty-six-year-old Scott is convicted of the murder of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller on April 18, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scott has spent the last nine years on Nevada’s death row.
In 2001, Scott Dozier was a methamphetamine dealer. Dozier came to believe that 27-year-old Jasen Green was going to expose his operation. Dozier shot Jasen and chopped his body into pieces before burying him in an Arizona.
In April of 2002, Dozier was in need of money and convinced an associate, 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller to come to Las Vegas, with cash, for a large purchase of ephedrine, a key ingredient in the making of methamphetamine. Dozier and Miller met on April 18, 2002, inside a motel on the Las Vegas Strip. Miller also brought along a suitcase containing $12,000 in cash.
Upon arrival, Dozier killed Miller before cutting his body into pieces and disposing of them. Dozier then went on a spending spree. One year later, Miller’s torso, chopped in two, was found by a maintenance worker. His head, arms, and legs were never recovered.
Dozier was arrested on June 25, 2002, in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2005, Dozier was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of Jasen Green. In October of 2007, Dozier was sentenced to death in Nevada for the robbery and murder of Jeremiah Miller.
September 18, 2017
Raymond Tibbetts was scheduled to be execution at 10 am EDT, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Raymond’s execution has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Sixty-year-old Raymond is convicted of murdering his wife, Judith Sue Crawford, and 67-year-old Fred Hicks on November 6, 1997, inside of Fred’s Cincinnati home, where they all lived. Raymond has spent the last 19 years of his life on Ohio’s death row.
Raymond alleged that he had a “miserable” and “horrible” childhood, as his parents were drug users, causing him to be in and out of foster care beginning at an early age. Raymond played football in high school until he suffered a knee injury. At a young age, Raymond began getting into trouble with law enforcement, eventually resulting in prison time.
Fred Hicks suffered from emphysema and had hired Judith Crawford as his live-in caretaker in his Cincinnati, Ohio home. In late September, Judith married Raymond Tibbetts who also moved into Fred’s house. Fred’s sister, Joan Landwehr would often visit with Fred to check on him.
On November 6, 1997, Joan arrived at Fred’s home for a lunch date. Upon knocking and receiving no response, Joan let herself into the house with her spare key. She also noticed that Fred’s vehicle was missing. After entering, Joan went to the second floor where she found her brother’s body slumped in a chair. Fred’s chest and stomach were bloody and the pants pocket where he normally kept his money was turned inside out. Joan immediately called the police.
Police discovered that Fred was still connected to his oxygen tank. He had two knives protruding from his chest, a third knife in his back, and a fourth knife blade broken off in his back. Fred did not have any defensive wounds and the stab wounds punctured his heart, lungs, and aorta.