Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cameron Brown's Appeal Status II - Brown's Opening Brief is Filed

 Cameron Brown, during his third murder trial.
Photo Credit: Pool Photo, Associated Press

Full case coverage HERE.
Prior post on the case HERE.

August 11, 2016

After three trials and 11 years in LA County Sheriff's custody, on May 13, 2015, Cameron Brown was convicted of first degree murder in the death of his 4 year old daughter, Lauren Sarene Key. Lauren plunged to her death off of Inspiration Point, a 120 foot cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on November 8, 2000. Jurors also found true the special circumstances of lying in wait and murder for financial gain. Brown was sentenced to life without parole on September 18, 2015.

The Appeal Docket
The California Courts of Appeal website indicates that Brown's appeal was filed today. [Two screenshots were taken to show you the complete docket.]

Brown's opening brief was over 25,500 words. Once the California Attorney General's office files their response to Brown's opening brief, Brown's attorney files a reply brief. After all the briefs have been filed, then the waiting game begins for oral arguments to be scheduled. 

To give you an idea of how long it might take, oral arguments in the Stephanie Lazarus case were scheduled 18 months after the case was fully briefed.

Where is Brown Now?

Once in the custody of California's Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Brown spent about eight months at WASCO, an intake facility. That appears to be an unusually long time at an intake facility. Within the past month or so, Brown was transferred to the CDCR's Substance Abuse and Treatment Facility at Corcoran State Prison, where he is today.


amulbunny's random thoughts said...

Still a slime ball.
Does he have drug problems that got him assigned to Corcoran?
He can sit and wait for his appeal to be processed like everyone else, he's certainly not special.

Sprocket said...

Amulbunny's random thoughts:

While in LASD custody, he was on high security floors. A Sargent or above had to be involved when they moved him from place to place, and it was filmed, because of all his complaints against them. Maybe he was able to get drugs while in LASD. I don't know.

I would be surprised that, while in WASCO, an intake facility where they evaluate you to determine where you need to be placed, he was able to get drugs. But I could easily be wrong.

JMHO with no inside information here - it's possible that Brown needed medication and/or treatment for a psychiatric issue. Possible.

During the trial, sources told me that Brown believed, [long before Lauren's murder] that the FBI was following him. I don't know what to make of that information.

Kathy said...

What a cancer this individual is. My thoughts and prayers for those who loved Lauren.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

What a rotten swine. A truly nasty evil man. I can't believe it's taken so long to put that man behind bars, but at last, he is finally where he belongs.