SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to reconsider a decision that paved the way for California’s first execution in nearly five years.

KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman Reports

Death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown told the judge that he doesn’t have enough information about California’s lethal injection process to choose his method of execution.

U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel on Friday refused to block Brown’s execution.

In doing so, the judge gave Brown a choice of death between a one-drug injection and a three-drug cocktail, which is how prison officials executed inmates in the past.

Fogel said he would call off the execution if Brown chose a one-drug method and the state insisted on executing him with the three-drug cocktail.

On Saturday Fogel refused the inmate’s request to reconsider his decision.

Brown’s execution is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Comments (17)
  1. debbie says:

    This has nothing to do with politics. He’s been on death row since 1982,. It’s far past his time. Should have been done long ago. If the death penalty is given and there is no doubt, then executions should be done within 1 yr. Not almost 30 yrs later.

  2. cananda says:

    jerry brown will block this execution, plus the rapist being black you will jessie/al/snoop dog/kid rock and other hollywood celeberities protesting.

    1. david says:

      you’re not smart.

    2. david says:

      you are not smart.

  3. daniel winther says:

    lethal injection should be illegal i think instead of taking his life keep him in prison for the rest of his life better then lethal injection because there will be no pain

    1. Chirstine says:

      @ daniel winther – “lethal injection should be illegal i think instead of taking his life keep him in prison for the rest of his life better then lethal injection because there will be no pain”?!

      Your so yanking my chain. That so-called “pain” will be coming from the taxpayer’s money, keeping his @$$ longer than needed. I’ll be glad to have my tax money sustain the public transportation system than that sorry excuse of a man.

      1. Tim says:

        Actually, it’s cheaper to keep them in prison than is is to kill them.

  4. CarmaDogma says:

    Think of it more as returning a defective product back to the manufacturer.

    1. kimasabe says:

      That is a funny & apt comment.

  5. mario says:

    kill the pig!

  6. Buck says:

    Y is our tax money wasted keeping idiot here alive. 3 square a day and a roof. Heck most people struggle to get that these days. Did he care how his victim died??? I doubt it!!!! Give him whatever just be done with him and let’s bump this 2. Say kill 2 a day till we are done. Them new law once sentenced u got 30 days then dead bye bye

    1. david says:

      execution is more costly than life in prison you silly sally.

  7. silly sally says:

    why,david, would you please explain

  8. jet says:

    Put the guy out of his victims misery… this guy was a real jerk taunting the family and being so cold and callus, he killed this girl brutally…its time for him to pay for his crime and meet god for further judgement…

    the sooner the better…

  9. jet says:

    6 bullets from 7 riflemen causes no pain at all…

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