No justice AT ALL.... for women....... in America
SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington death row inmate Cal Coburn Brown is scheduled to be executed early Friday at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. Unless he wins another stay, Brown will become the first person in nine years to be executed in Washington, and the 78th since the first in 1904.
It will be only the fifth execution since 1993, and the third in a row by lethal injection. All the others were by hanging. The 52-year-old Brown is to be executed for raping, torturing and murdering 22-year-old Holly Washa in 1991 over a period of days in a Sea-Tac hotel room.
Brown has been on Death Row for 16 years. Last year, he was just eight hours away from execution when his lawyers won a stay.
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OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court will not stay the execution of Cal Coburn Brown, who is slated to be put to death on Friday.
Cal Coburn Brown, 50, responsible for the 1991 slaying of Holly Washa, would become the first person executed in Washington since 2001.
Lorrie Thompson, spokeswoman for the court, said the justices released their decision today. The Supreme Court heard from Brown's defense team Thursday.
Gil Levy, one of Brown's lawyers, said last week that other appeals are still pending and likely will be heard before Friday.
Gov. Chris Gregoire this morning declined to comment on whether she supports the execution. She said she is still being briefed.
Brown carjacked Holly Washa, 22, at knife point near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and held her captive for 34 hours at a motel. The Burien woman was raped, robbed, tortured and slashed to death. Her body was left in her car's trunk