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September 10, 2010
Attorney General Rob McKenna’s statement on the execution of confessed murderer and rapist Cal Coburn Brown
Olympia —Confessed murderer and rapist Cal Coburn Brown was put to death by lethal injection at 12:56 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 10, 2010, at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

King County jurors convicted Brown of aggravated first-degree murder after he confessed to the 1991 strangulation and stabbing death of 21-year-old Holly Washa in the Sea Tac area. Since the jury sentenced him to death in December 1993, Brown utilized the many legal options available to him and filed multiple appeals.

 “This is a somber end to the long journey Holly Washa’s friends and family have experienced since losing their loved one in such a tragic way nearly 20 years ago,” said Attorney General Rob McKenna. “Our hearts are with them as they continue to mourn this loss.”

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Contact: Janelle Guthrie, APR, Communications Director, 360-586-0725

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