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Federal Judge Denies Appeal For Death Row Inmate

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge has denied an appeal by death row inmate Cal Coburn Brown, who is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 10.

Brown was sentenced to the death penalty for the 1991 torture and murder of a Burien woman.

He has challenged the state's new one-drug protocol for lethal injection, the state Department of Corrections' authority to obtain that drug and the qualifications of the execution team.

U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour in Seattle denied the appeal Tuesday.
      

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