Lind is a convicted criminal sentenced to death. He is used by L to determine Kira's location. He was used as a decoy on television, the network states that the broadcast is worldwide and that Tailor's statements are being translated into Japanese by Yoshio Anderson.
After Lind states that he is "L", he reads a declaration stating that Kira is evil. Light Yagami, enraged by this, kills Tailor using the Death Note with a heart attack. The broadcast of Tailor is suddenly cut, and L's signature letter with the same name appears. Using a voice changer, the true L announces that Tailor was a decoy and a criminal with capital punishment. He then explains information on Tailor's criminal activity was never revealed to the public.