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Gilmore / Supreme Court Delays Execution #244071

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 03, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court delays execution of Gary Gilmore on petition by Gilmore's mother.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Court says it's considering review of Gilmore's case. Gilmore's mother, backed by ACLU, says Gilmore might not have been mentally competent when persuading Utah state supreme court to allow death without appeal. Principle issue is if Gilmore made valid waiver of right to appeal. 3 justices dissent on order, Chief Justice Warren Burger and Justices William Rehnquist and John Paul Stevens. Supreme Court review could delay execution as long as year
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:01:40

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