State seeks return of executions after 4-year hold |

State seeks return of executions after 4-year hold

SAN JOSE – Attorney General Jerry Brown’s deputies are seeking permission for the state to resume executing death row prisoners as early as next week.

State lawyers are scheduled to appear in federal court in San Jose Tuesday to ask a judge to allow the scheduled execution of Albert Greenwood Brown.

Brown is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Sept. 29 for the for the Riverside County rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl abducted on her way home from school in 1980.

U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel of San Jose halted executions in California in 2006 and ordered prison officials to improve the procedures for administering lethal injections.

Lawyers for some of the 702 inmates on death row at San Quentin State Prison are seeking an extension of the execution moratorium Fogel imposed.

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