ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Salt Lake City: Barry Serafin) Tonight's planned execution in Utah by firing squad of John Taylor, who was convicted of the rape and murder of 11- year-old Charla King, previewed; scenes shown from the room where he will be shot. [Victim's mother Sherron KING, Taylor's attorney Ed BRASS - comment on Taylor's execution.] The national and international coverage of this unusual example of capital punishment noted. [Amnesty International William SCHULZ, German television Barbara BIEMANN - oppose the death penalty as barbaric.] [Utah corrections department Jack FORD - says Taylor wants to be executed.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The trend towards more executions in the US reviewed. Duke University study finding that it costs 2 million more to execute than life in prison noted.
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