SEATTLE, July 29 (UPI) -- A Washington death row inmate whose execution was stayed so he could challenge lethal injection protocols now has a Sept. 10 execution date, authorities said.
The state supreme court said Thursday that Cal Coburn Brown, who raped and tortured a woman for 36 hours and then killed her, may be executed as the state has changed its injection protocols since Brown's March 2009 stay, seattlepi.com reported.
"It is the policy of the State of Washington to execute inmates condemned to death by use of lethal injection, now under a one-drug protocol. The Legislature properly delegated authority to the (Corrections) department to develop and implement the death penalty protocol," the court said.
Brown was convicted of killing Holly Washa in March 1991.
"The lack of remorse was pretty incredible to me. The way he spoke about his victims, they weren't people to him," said Lt. Al Franz of the Palm Springs Police Department, one of the investigators who first interviewed Brown.
"She haunts me. She haunts me to this day, every day," Brown said of Washa to a state clemency board last year.
If executed, Brown would be the fifth defendant put to death since 1993, when the state reinstated executions.
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