On this date, September 10, 2010, a carjacker and rapist murderer, Cal Coburn Brown was executed by lethal injection in the State of Washington. He was convicted of raping and stabbing Holly Carol Washa to death on May 24, 1991. Although he was put to death 19 years after the murder and 17 years after being sentenced to death, the victims’ families did not regret watching him die, even two years after witnessing the execution. Please go to the ‘Soldier, Executioner & Pro-Lifer’ Blog to learn more about this killer.
QUOTE 1: "It's been so long we had to deal with all of this," said Becky Washa, the victim's sister, of Sioux Falls, S.D. "Now it's finally over. I don't have to think about him anymore."
QUOTE 2: "Closure has finally come to the family," John Washa said. "Why he did what he did to my daughter Holly I guess I'll never understand."
Holly Carol Washa
QUOTE 3: January 25, 2012 - There have been only five executions since the death penalty was reinstated 30 years ago. The most recent was Cal Brown, who was put to death for the torture-murder of Holly Washa.
Holly's father, John Washa, said he still very much favors the death penalty.
"You do the crime, you pay for it," he said. "And if it's as bad as it was with my daughter, Holly, they need the death penalty."
QUOTE 4: Washa said even with the lengthy appeals process, it was worth it to watch Brown die.
"It took a long time, but I'm glad it's over with," he said. "We don't have to hear about him anymore."
AUTHOR: Family members of Holly Carol Washa who was murdered by Cal Coburn Brown on May 24, 1991. He was executed by lethal injection in the State of Washington on September 10, 2010.