Lynda Lyon Block was executed by the State of Alabama for the murder of a police officer.
Lynda was an active member in the community and was the publisher of a magazine so when the crime came out in public people were shocked
Block husband, George Sibley and her nine year old son were sitting in a parking lot when someone passing by thought the boy was asking for help and notified a police officer. When the police officer came over to the car to investigate he did not know that George Sibley and Lynda were wanted by the police for an assault on her former husband.
When the officer asked for his license George Sibley made a motion to grab a gun and the officer quickly pulled his own. Sibley was wounded in the initial gunfire. The officer, Roger Motley, hid behind a car for coverage and did not notice Block walk up with a gun and when he did he was fatally shot in the chest.
Both George Sibley and Block would stand trial for the murder of the police officer and both would be convicted and sentenced to death. They could not determine who fired the fatal shot in court
George Sibley would be executed On August 4, 2005. Block would be executed by way of the electric chair on May 10, 2002
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Lynda Lyon Block shot Alabama police Sergeant Roger Motley, Jr. outside of a Wal-Mart during a gunfight between him and her common-law husband, George Sibley, Jr. By Sibley’s own account, he was trying to explain to Motley why he didn’t need a driver’s license when Motley put his hand on his service revolver. Sibley then drew his gun out of the car. Motley took cover behind his patrol car; witnesses stated Sibley fired first. Block was at a pay phone when she heard gunfire. Witnesses stated that she was in a crouched position when she fired; she said she fired just as she stopped running toward Motley. She kept firing as he got into his patrol car because, she recalled later, she feared he was getting a shotgun. They maintained they acted in self-defense.
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