MISSISSIPPI – Michael Brawner Execution – Last Hours EXECUTED 6:18 P.M


final statement, Brawner said he wished to apologize to the victims’ family, adding he could not change what he had done. “Maybe this will bring you a little peace. Thank you,” 

June 12, 2012 Execution of Jan Michael Brawner 7:00 p.m. News Briefing

Parchman, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) today conducted the mandated execution of state inmate Jan Michael Brawner. Inmate Brawner was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
MDOC Commissioner Christopher Epps said during a press conference following the execution that the evening signified the close of the Jan Michael Brawner case. Brawner was sentenced to death in April 2002 for the crimes of capital murder of Candice Paige Brawner, Barbara Faye Brawner, Martha Jane Craft and Carl Albert Craftin Tate County, Miss.“The State of Mississippi – Department of Corrections has today carried out a court order. It is our agency’s role to see that the order of the court is carried out with dignity and decorum. That, ladies and gentlemen, has been done.” said MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps. “Through the course of 11 years, death row inmate Jan Michael Brawner was afforded his day in court and in the finality, his conviction was upheld all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
“I ask that you join me in prayer for the family of Candice Paige Brawner, Barbara Faye Brawner, Martha Jane Craft and Carl Albert Craft. The entire MDOC family hopes you may now embark on the process of healing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you continue life’s journey,” said Epps.
Epps concluded his comments by commending Deputy Commissioner of Institutions Emmitt Sparkman,
Parchman Penitentiary Superintendent Earnest Lee, Mississippi State Penitentiary security staff and the entire
staff of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for their professionalism during the process.

June 12, 2012 Scheduled Execution of Jan Michael Brawner
4:45 p.m. News Briefing
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Parchman, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) today briefed
members of the news media of death row Inmate Jan Michael Brawner’s activities from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 4:45 p.m., including telephone calls and visits.

Inmate Brawner’s Collect Telephone Calls
 Today, Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Four phone calls to Louwlynn Williams (attorney)

Update to Inmate Brawner’s Visits
 He had no family visitors
 Attorneys David Calder and Laurence Komp visited with Inmate Brawner from 3:00p.m. until 3:25 p.m.
 His spiritual advisors, Father Marvin Edwards (MDOC Chaplain) and Father Todd Pittman (spiritual advisor), visited with the inmate from 3:15 to 4:00pm. They left Unit 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Activities of Inmate Brawner:
 Inmate Brawner ate all of his last meal except a small portion of the salad.
 Inmate Brawner does not want to take a shower.
 He has requested a sedative. (Diazepam 5 mg)
 Inmate Brawner remains under observation. Officers have observed Inmate Brawnerto be in a good mood and talkative

The United States Supreme Court has denied Jan Michael Brawner’s certiorari petition and application for stay of execution.

June 12, 2012 Scheduled Execution of Jan Michael Brawner
2:00 p.m. News Briefing
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Parchman, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) will hold three news
briefings today related to events surrounding the Tuesday, June 12, 2012 scheduled
execution of death row Inmate Jan Michael Brawner, MDOC #R3430. The following is an
update on Inmate Brawner’s recent visits and telephone calls, activities, last meal to be
served, and the official list of execution witnesses.
Approved visitation list:
Brian Peyto (friend)
Louwlynn Williams (attorney)
David Calder (attorney)
Laurence Komp (attorney)
Father Marvin Edwards (MDOC Chaplain)
Father Todd Pittman (spiritual advisor)
Davey Hammons (MDOC chaplain)
Visits with Inmate Jan Michael Brawner

Monday, June 11, 2012
 David Calder (attorney)
 Laurence Komp (attorney)
 Davey Hammons (MDOC Chaplain)
Visits today, thus far:
 Davey Hammons (MDOC Chaplain)

Activities of Brawner
 Inmate Brawner was transferred from Unit 29 to Unit 17 on Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
 This morning, at Unit 17, Inmate Brawner was offered breakfast. He ate one serving of
grits, 1 cinnamon roll, 2 boxes of milk. He did not eat the two boiled eggs or the one cup of
coffee that were also offered.
 Inmate Brawner was offered lunch today. He ate two slices of turkey ham, squash and
tomatoes, a salad, white bread, and one 10-ounce cup of punch. He did not eat the turnip
greens or sliced peaches that were also offered.
 Inmate Brawner has access to a telephone to place unlimited collect calls to persons
on his approved telephone list. He will have access today, June 12th until 5:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. News Briefing – Scheduled Execution of Jan Michael Brawner

June 12, 2012
Approved Telephone List
Brian Peyto (friend)
Louwlynn Williams (attorney)
Laurence Komp (attorney)
David Calder (attorney)
Linda Conn (friend)
Denise Richards (friend)
Ruby Havard (friend)
Vermell Williams (friend)
Daphne Lee (friend)
Jill Rider (friend)

Inmate Brawner’s Collect Telephone Calls

 Monday, June 11, 2012
Two phone calls to Louwlynn Williams (attorney)
One phone call to Brian Peyto (friend)
Today, June 12, 2012
Thus far today:
Two phone calls to Louwlynn Williams (attorney)
According to the MDOC correctional officers that are posted outside his cell, Inmate
Brawner is observed to be very talkative and in a good mood. He discussed the crimes that he was convicted of.Brawner’s Remains
Inmate Brawner has requested that his body be released to Mississippi Mortuary Service, in Pearl, MS.

Last Meal
Inmate Brawner requested the following as his last meal: One DiGiorno Italian Style Favorites Chicken Parmesan pizza, One DiGiorno Italian Style Favorites Meat Trio pizza, a small salad (lettuce, pickles, black olives, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese with Ranch dressing), small bottle Tabasco sauce, ½ gallon brewed iced sweet tea and 1 pint Breyers Blast Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.
Execution Witnesses
Spiritual Advisor(s) for the condemned Inmate Brawner requested Father Marvin Edwards and Father Todd Pittman witness the execution.
Member(s) of the condemned’s family Inmate Brawner requested no family member witness the execution.
Attorney(s) for the condemned David Calder (attorney), and Laurence Komp (attorney)
Member(s) of the victims’ family David Wayne Craft (uncle of Candice Paige Brawner, brother of Barbara Faye Brawner, son of Martha Jane Craft and Carl Albert Craft)
Sheriffs Sheriff James Haywood, Sunflower County
Sheriff Brad Lance, Tate County
District Attorney John Champion, 17thCircuit Court District (Tate County)
Chuck Poe, Former Investigator, Tate County Hwy Patrol
Members of the Media Holbrook “Burt” Mohr Associated Press Jackson, MS
Chiyoko Nakamoto Fuji TV Network New York, NY / Japan
Daniel Cherry
MS Public Broadcasting
Jackson, MS
Candace McCowan
WREG TV 3
Memphis, TN
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