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Gilmore / Suicide Attempt #243404

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 17, 1976
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(Studio) Utah convict Gary Gilmore is uncooperative hospital patient.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Butte, Utah) Gilmore yanks i.v. tube out upon awakening. Criticizes doctors trying to save his life. [DOCTOR - states Gilmore not cooperative. Resorts to i.m.(intramuscular) medication as result.] Gilmore seems relieved that fiancee recovering. At State Prison, pardons board met and will not consider his execution until he's recovered next month
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Provo, Utah) In city where Gilmore killed motel clerk Bennie Bushnell, citizens' reactions noted. [Bushnell's church bishop, Dr. Dean CHRISTIANSON - feels sick about incident. Not able to forgive Gilmore yet.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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