A death row inmate in Oregon is asking the state to carry out the death penalty and execute him, saying that the legal system is broken. Jason Van Brumwell has said that if it ever got to the point where it seemed as though the appeal would not go through, he would withdraw it.
Brumwell was convicted of a 1994 murder carried out during a robbery and transferred to death row for a prison murder in 2003.
Brumwell's co-defendant Gary Haugen, pictured below, has made a similar plea of asking to be executed. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, who says he is morally opposed to the death penalty, successfully delayed Haugen's execution. In a June 2013 ruling, the Oregon Supreme Court said Haugen could not force the governor to carry out the execution.