OLYMPIA—The Washington State Supreme Court this afternoon granted a stay in the March 13 scheduled execution of convicted murderer Cal Coburn Brown, pending the outcome of the consolidated case in Thurston County Superior Court, Darold R.J. Stenson v. Eldon Vail, et al. which is scheduled for May 2009.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Holly Washa," said Attorney General Rob McKenna. "This ruling merely delays the execution of Cal Coburn Brown. We believe the trial court will rule the state’s lethal injection protocol is constitutional.”
Order of the State Supreme Court