PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer abruptly ended her own press conference Wednesday morning after facing questions about her controversial decision to deny clemency to a long-time inmate whose guilt has been doubted.

Brewer gave one answer before she turned to her staff, who then cut off any further questions and escorted her away.

The questions surrounded 75-year-old inmate Bill Macumber. ABC15 profiled his case in September after Brewer refused his release despite a unanimous recommendation from experts on the State Board of Executive Clemency.

Read ABC15′s original report on the Macumber case

Courtesy of Dave Biscobing, ABC15 News• Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:43pm MT