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Schwarzenegger Delays Execution By 45 Hours

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has delayed Wednesday’s execution by nearly two days.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Terry Thornton says the reprieve means Albert Greenwood Brown is now scheduled to die by lethal injection at 9 p.m. Thursday. He initially was scheduled for execution at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Thornton says the governor told corrections officials that the delay would allow appeals courts time to weigh in on Brown’s case and give him time to consider the clemency request.

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