Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cameron Brown Appeal Status

Cameron Brown, at sentencing 9/17/15

UPDATE 3/2/16 Checking the docket of Brown's appeal, it appears Brown's counsel filed for an extension, which was granted. The opening brief is now due by April 1, 2016.

Saturday Feb 20, 2016

Back on September 17, 2015, Cameron Brown was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for first degree murder in the death of his 4 year old daughter, Lauren Sarene Key. After three trials spanning over nine years, a jury found Brown guilty of throwing Lauren off a 120 ft cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes on November 8, 2000. They also found true the special allegations of lying in wait and murder for financial gain. Deputy District Attorney Craig Hum prosecuted all three trials.

Brown's appeal is slowly winding through the California Courts of Appeal. Below is a screen shot of the docket for Brown's appeal. As you can see, his appeal was logged October 7, 2015 and his attorney, John Steinberg was appointed December 28, 2015. Brown's opening brief is due by March 21, 2016.

I will keep T&T readers updated on the status of Brown's appeal. 

Brown is still located at WASCO, State Prison in Kern County, California.

The next post on this case can be found HERE.


Gregg the Obscure said...

Update: Cameron Brown now is at Substance Abuse Treatment Facility & State Prison in Corcoran. Surprising that he's somewhere that has neither Secure Housing Unit nor Protective Housing Unit as I had expected he'd be in one or the other of those.

Sprocket said...

Thank you Gregg.

I had not checked on Brown's status for several weeks.

I will add that I checked with my source on all things CDCR. You have to consider that, Brown is not your typical child murderer. As the LA County Sheriff's can attest, Brown is a handling problem. During his 11.5 years there, it got to the point where, every time Brown was moved from point A to point B, a Sargent had to be involved and the movement was often filmed.

All the time Brown spent in the WASCO intake facility must have revealed something about Brown that we did not know.

Once Brown clears this facility, it's my best guess that he still will end up in a secured housing unit.