Federal judge OKs 1st Calif execution since ‘06 after state revises lethal injection procedureBy Paul Elias, AP
Friday, September 24, 2010
Judge clears way for 1st Calif execution since ‘06
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has cleared the way for California’s first execution since 2006 after the state revised its lethal injection procedures.
Corrections officials have scheduled the execution of Albert Greenwood Brown for next Wednesday.
U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel said Friday that Brown’s execution could move ahead. He cited the state’s extensive efforts to address the court’s concerns that the previous lethal injection procedure was unconstitutional.
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