2nd Oregon death row inmate wants execution
A second Oregon death row inmate is challenging the state to carry out its death penalty.
Jason Van Brumwell agrees with fellow inmate Gary Haugen that pursuing appeals is pointless and he should be executed.
The 38-year-old Brumwell was sent to death row in 2007 with Haugen after the two were convicted of a prison killing.
The Oregonian reports Brumwell announced his intentions Wednesday at a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court.
Haugen dropped his appeals in 2011 and said he wanted to be executed. That was blocked by Gov. John Kitzhaber who has said no inmate will be put to death as long as he's governor.
There are 34 men and one woman on Oregon's death row. No inmate has been given a lethal injection since 1997.
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