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Judge denies stay of execution for murderer-rapist

September 24, 2010 |  2:31 pm

A federal judge on Friday denied a stay of execution for murderer-rapist Albert Greenwood Brown but gave the condemned man a choice whether to die next Wednesday by a single injection or California's recently revised three-drug method.

The decision is expected to clear the way for the state to carry out an execution for the first time in nearly five years.

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel said his court was “painfully aware that however it decides a case of this nature, there will be many who disagree profoundly with its decision. The moral and political debate about capital punishment will continue, as it should.”

--Carol Williams

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