Wash executes man convicted of womans murder

first_imgConvicted killer Cal Coburn Brown was executed early Friday by lethal injection for the rape, torture and murder of a Seattle-area woman, after delivering a statement forgiving the victim’s family for hating him but complaining he was treated unfairly by the legal system.Brown, 52, died at 12:56 a.m. PDT, after a four-member team injected a lethal one-drug cocktail in the execution chamber of the Washington State Penitentiary.The father, brother and two sisters of his victim, Holly Washa, 21, witnessed the execution, as did King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg.Brown protested sentencing disparities, saying that criminals who had killed many more people, such as Green River killer Gary Ridgway, were serving life sentences while he received a death sentence.“I only killed one victim,” he said. “I cannot really see that there is true justice. Hopefully, sometime in the future that gets straightened out.”Brown did not apologize to the family of the victim, but said he understood their emnity for him. He said he forgave that hatred, held no emnity toward them and hoped the execution would give them closure. He also said the prison staff had been most professional and that he had no complaints about his treatment there in 17 years.last_img read more

Passenger prosperity Melb Airport

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Melbourne Airport continues to exhibit “solid international growth” with increased passenger numbers during August, according to Melbourne Airport chief executive Chris Woodruff.International passenger numbers rose by five percent in August 2012, compared to August last year.Mr Woodruff credited capacity increases as a basis for the sustainable growth. “It’s clear that our international passenger growth has steadied from the double digit figures we saw 18 months ago but we continue to achieve solid international growth, particularly from key markets,” he said.Chinese visitor numbers displayed durable growth, with passenger numbers up 17.5 percent over the same period last year.“We’ll continue to work with our international airlines to boost capacity to support Victoria’s global connectivity and our appeal to visitors as a premier destination for major events, tourism, business and education,” Mr Woodruff said.Domestic passengers increased by seven percent over last year’s August figures.“For the third consecutive month we’ve achieved solid growth domestically,” Mr Woodruff said. “Over the last month we’ve also seen domestic airlines announce capacity increases which will further help growth in this market.”Melbourne Airport has plans to construct new domestic facilities, create additional airfield parking and make road upgrades to support domestic growth.last_img read more