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Texas / Capital Punishment / Mentally Retarded #189643

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 12, 2000
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(Studio: Bill Blakemore) Report introduced.

(Livingston, Texas: Mike von Fremd) The Texas death penalty case involving Johnny Paul Penry, who is mentally retarded and confessed to the 1979 murder of Pamela Carpenter, examined; details given of the Supreme Court ruling in 1989 that there is not a constitutional prohibition against executing the retarded. [Prosecutor Joe PRICE - says Penry knew his crime was wrong.] [Penry's defense attorney Bob SMITH - opposes executing a mentally retarded person.] [In prison, PENRY - comments.]

Blakemore, Bill;
von Fremd, Mike

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