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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Bombing / McVeigh Execution / Capital Punishment #197434

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 10, 2001
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(Oklahoma City: Charles Gibson) The focus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on the execution of convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh introduced.

(Terre Haute, IN: Dean Reynolds) The countdown in Terre Haute, IN, for the execution of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bomber Timothy McVeigh featured; scenes shown of the van bringing McVeigh to his new cell. [McVeigh attorney Robert NIGH - describes McVeigh's temperament.] [McVeigh attorney Nathan CHAMBERS, Saint Margaret Mary Church Father Ron ASHMORE, defense team investigator Cate McCAULEY - comment on McVeigh.] McVeigh's statement in the Buffalo News quoted. ["The Buffalo News" Lon MICHEL - says McVeigh still believes he was acting against the government.]

(Oklahoma City: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Oklahoma City: Mike von Fremd) The view of victims' family members of the execution featured. [Victim's father Paul HOWELL - says McVeigh's letter is not an apology.] [Victims' grandmother Kathy WILBURN - reacts to the coming execution.]

(Oklahoma City: Charles Gibson) Statistics on state executions cited. Report introduced.

(Strasbourg, France: Jim Wooten) The reaction in Europe to capital punishment and the execution of McVeigh examined; details given of the huge petition promoted by French actress Catherine Deneuve. [Council of Europe delegate Renate WOHLWEND - questions the United States view of human life and dignity.] The countiers carrying out the most executions last year listed: China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the US. [Rehabilitated Italian terrorist Maurice BIGNAMI - (thru translator) admits a need for quick clear justice.]

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Dean;
Wooten, Jim;
von Fremd, Mike

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