With One Week Left, Murderer Of Burien Woman Files Another Stay Of Execution
KING5.com is reporting that, with just one week left until his scheduled execution for the murder of a Burien woman, Cal Coburn Brown’s filed an emergency motion for a stay of execution to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
As we’ve previously reported, Brown was convicted of torturing and killing Holly Washa, 22, a Burien woman, in 1991, and is scheduled to be executed just after midnight on Friday, Sept. 10th.
The court unanimously ruled in July that Brown’s claims that the state’s execution process is unconstitutional was invalid because of a recent change made by the state Department of Corrections.
Brown was originally scheduled to be put down March 13th at the state Penitentiary at Walla Walla, but Washington State Supreme Court judges voted 5-4 to grant his 11th-hour appeal against the state’s lethal injection system.
If Brown’s execution happens, he will be the first King County prisoner put to death since 1993, with the state of Washington reinstated the death penalty.
KING5 reports that the state Attorney General’s Office says Brown’s emergency motion, filed Thursday, argues that the team that will conduct the lethal injection is “unqualified.” The AG’s office says Brown wants the stay until a more thorough investigation of the team’s qualifications and experience.
Read KING5’s full story here.