Federal court stays Brown execution

Tuesday, March 18th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Attorney General Drew Edmondson asked a federal appellate court today to set aside a stay of execution issued to an Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die next week.

This marks the third time David Jay Brown's execution has been scheduled and postponed.

The stay was granted by U-S District Judge Wayne Alley, who ruled that a dispute over Brown's legal representation by two federal public defenders in state court raised constitutional issues.

Edmondson's office asked the 10th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to set aside the stay.

Brown was convicted of the 1988 murder of his former father-in-law Eldon Lee McGuire. McGuire was shot repeatedly at his home in Norge in Grady County.