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Group Opposes Execution of Cal Brown

SPOKANE, Wash. - Those opposed to the execution of Cal Coburn Brown held a candlelight vigil at the Spokane County Courthouse Thursday night.

Participants believe what Brown did was unforgivable and deserves a harsh punishment, but they do not believe the death penalty is a justifiable sentence.   Brown tortured and killed 21-year-old Holly Washa in 1991.

More than a dozen vigil participants prayed for Brown, prayed for his victim, and both families involved.  They're wanting to send a clear message that there is not unanimous support for the death penalty in the state of Washington.

"The Death penalty makes killers of us all. We don't want this execution committed in our name," said Liz Moore, director of the Peace and Justice Action League.

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