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Death Penalty / Georgia., Fla. #219781

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 17, 1972
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(Studio) No executions in United States for 5 years Supreme Court consolidates 6 appeals, from 697 persons awaiting execution, for hearings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Reidsville, Georgia) Lucious Jackson, convicted of raping a white woman and sentenced to death in 1968, thinks his race and class insured his sentence. Process of execution, Georgia statistics on executions cited. [JACKSON - pessimistic about fate; bitter about racism.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Raiford, Florida) Statistics of men on Florida death row given. Donald Schneble convicted of murdering a woman, studies trigonometry and navigation. [SCHNEBLE - discusses political motivation of Supreme Court to rule as public wants it to. Tries to be optimist.] [Murderer, Willie YOUNG - describes fear felt before execution stayed, 22 hrs. before death.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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