Rare Washington Execution Set For Friday - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Rare Washington Execution Set For Friday

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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