Mississippi Inmate Seeks Stay of Execution

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Mississippi inmate has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution set for 6 p.m. at
the state penitentiary in Parchman.

The attorney for 34-year-old Jan Michael Brawner filed the petition early Tuesday.

Brawner is scheduled to be executed for the
deaths of his 3-year-old daughter, his ex-wife and her parents.

The Mississippi Supreme Court Monday declined to stop the execution.

Brawner was sentenced to death for the April 25, 2001, shooting deaths of his daughter, Paige, his ex-wife, Barbara Craft, and her parents, Carl and Jane Craft.

Brawner killed them in their in Tate County home, stole about $300 and used his former mother-in-law's wedding ring to propose to his girlfriend the same day, according to court records.


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  • by Randy on Jun 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM
    One minute to go
  • by concerned citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    This animal should have been excuted years ago instead of sitting on death row for 20 years. By him smiling in his mug shot, he really looks like he's sorry for the horrible crimes he's commited. I have a 3 year old daughter myself and how could anybody kill their own child and laugh about it?
  • by MEL Location: MISSISSIPPI on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM
    FRY HIS ____!!!! SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE YEARS AGO!
  • by Vonda Location: homeless on Jun 12, 2012 at 09:43 AM
    May I say they do NOT NEED TO HAVE A STAY IN THIS EXECUTION. I personally believe he needs to FRY, but that is just my opinion.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM in reply to Vonda
      Your opinion sounds pretty good to me.
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