Reprieve telephone call comes as Burton Abbott is executed

Reprieve telephone call comes as Burton Abbott is executed

29 year-old Burton Abbott was accused of killing 14 year old Stephanie Brya on her way home from school. The case quickly became a national news sensation leading many split on Abbott’s innocence, with Abbott’s mother being the most vocal of her son’s integrity.

Never willing to plead guilty the court sentenced Abbott to death. Abbott’s attorney appealed the sentence and was granted a stay by the then governor of California, but by the time the governor had reached the prison Abbott was already dead.