California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delayed the state’s first execution since 2006 by nearly two days Monday to allow more time for courts to consider the condemned inmate’s appeals.

Albert Greenwood Brown is now scheduled to die by lethal injection at 9 p.m. Thursday, said Terry Thornton, spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Brown initially was scheduled for execution at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.