Attorneys for a death row inmate who is scheduled to be executed this month are looking to a federal appeals court for a stay.
Cal Coburn Brown had challenged, among other things, the state’s new one-drug system for lethal injection.
U.S. District Judge John Coughenour in Seattle denied that appeal earlier this week. But state attorneys say Brown’s lawyers have filed a notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brown is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Sept. 10 for the 1991 torture and murder of 22-year-old Holly Washa, a Burien woman.