Washington Prepares For First Execution Since 2001 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington Prepares For First Execution Since 2001

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Cal Coburn Brown's request to halt his upcoming execution.

The court offered no comment in its Thursday order denying Brown's request. He could still appeal a request that was denied Wednesday by the state Supreme Court, which is also hearing a third
appeal attempt sometime Thursday.

Meanwhile, officials at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla are making final preparations for the first execution since 2001.

Brown is scheduled for lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Friday for the 1991 rape, torture and murder of 22-year-old Holly Washa near Sea-Tac airport.

Officials expect reporters and death penalty protesters to gather outside the prison in southeast Washington.
      

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