Courts & Crime

California's first execution in four years is delayed

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued a reprieve for convicted killer Albert Greenwood Brown, saying Tuesday night's execution could not go forward because of court deadlines that conflict with his execution date.

Brown has until Sept. 30 to appeal his case to the state Supreme Court, meaning he could not be executed before that date.

Corrections spokesman Oscar Hidalgo said the department was rescheduling Brown's execution for Thursday at 9 p.m. on the assumption that court appeals would be exhausted.

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