SAN QUENTIN – According to the CDCR, condemned inmate John George Brown, 71, was found unresponsive in his prison cell on July 7.

The medical staff performed CPR but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 6:47 p.m.

Brown was sentenced to death in Orange County on June 11, 1982 for the murder of 27-year-old Garden Grove Police Officer, Donald F. Reed. Brown opened fire on Reed and two other officers and was later convicted of first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

Brown had been on death row since June 17, 1982.


Comments (2)
  1. Alan Hart says:

    Oh well….$90,000 a year saved. Since he cost $90,000 a year since 1982, that’s $3,330,000 for housing.

  2. Eileen Kephart says:

    Brown was on Death Row since 1982?! That’s 37 flippin’ years on the Green Mile with no execution date ever set. Further proof that California Death Row inmates are far likelier to die of old age than at the hands of the executioner, especially since a moratorium has now been implemented for Capital Punishment. Mass murderers, serial killers, and serial pedophiles (who destroy the souls and lives of their very young and innocent prey) are the only prisoners (I will not call them people, as they are subhuman) on which capital punishment should be used. Everyone else should serve their time in the general prison population.

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