SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has removed the scheduled execution of condemned inmate Albert Greenwood Brown Jr. from the calendar after the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the state’s request to move the execution forward as scheduled.
Although the State of California prevailed in the Court of Appeal, the state cannot carry out the execution, which had been scheduled for September 30, 2010, until the Supreme Court proceedings are final. The Supreme Court order indicates that more time is needed to review the challenges presented by the involved parties. The state is confident it will ultimately prevail on this issue.
The state is unable to appeal Wednesday’s court decision because it involves an issue of state law on which the California Supreme Court is the final authority.
Attached is the court order denying the state’s request to carry out the execution as scheduled.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2010
Contact: Terry Thornton