Thursday, March 12, 2009

Stay of Execution

The Washington State Supreme Court has issued a stay for the execution of Cal Coburn Brown, who had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. this Friday (tomorrow). 

The stay was issued on the grounds that the supreme court would like time for courts to determine whether lethal injection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. That matter will come before county court in May. 

I can't imagine what an emotional roller coaster this situation is for everyone personally involved. 

More details on the case and the stay are available at The Seattle Times

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