Updated: Oct 14
Since 1849 there have been 110 executions in Washington State. In recent years, capital punishment was abolished in the state, however, not in time to save the lives of the three men we’ll discuss today. In today’s case, Emily tells you the stories that resulted in the three most recent executions in Washington State. Three men who were deemed too monstrous to keep their lives; one child rapist, one violent repeat offender and one torturer.
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Case Law - State v. Sagastegui | Columbia County Review - Three family members of victims | The Lewiston Tribune - Convicted child-killer granted death wish | The Seattle Times - Sagastegui Put to Death | Washington State Department of Corrections - Capital Punishment | Case Law - State v. Elledge | Longview Daily News - State Prepares for Elledge Execution | Serial Dispatches - Elledge | The Spokesman-Review - Other condemned men not going without a fight | Longview Daily News - Judge Bars Lawyers from Interviewing | Justia - Cal Coburn Brown | Murderpedia - Cal Coburn Brown | Clark Prosecutor - Cal Coburn Brown | Seattle Times- Killer on Death Row 16 Years is Executed | Wikipedia - List of people executed in Washington