US Supreme Court denies Cal Brown’s motion for stay of execution

Olympia - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the motion by confessed murderer and rapist Cal Coburn Brown requesting a stay of his Sept. 10 execution and asking the court to hear his appeal challenging Washington's lethal injection protocols, the state Attorney General Office reported in a press release.

The release also stated that he has also filed an appeal with the Washington State Supreme Court, based on his allegation that he is incompetent and cannot be executed as a result.

He may also seek review by the U.S. Supreme Court of yesterday’s Washington Supreme Court decision, where the court denied his motion for stay based on his argument that the execution of his death sentence will violate the state and federal Constitutions because information relating to his mental illness was improperly downplayed during sentencing.