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Death Penalty / Sullivan #287755

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 30, 1983
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(Studio) Robert Sullivan's last words prior to execution in Starke, Florida, quoted. No. United States inmates executed since Supreme Court reinstated death penalty 7 years ago mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Starke, Florida) Demonstration outside prison by opponents of capital punishment noted, shown. [PROTESTER - feels cause is just.] [Courtesy Canadian TV, November 10, SULLIVAN - describes psychological ordeal of waiting for execution; claims innocence.] Sullivan's last statement, thanking Pope John Paul II for his efforts, quoted. [Witness Doug HOYTE - describes execution scene.] [Bishop John SNYDER - fears Sullivan's death is beginning of series.] [Governor Robert GRAHAM - defends execution.] Graham noted signing more death warrants than any other governor; details given. Supreme Court's call for halt to prolonged appeal process, in its ruling on Sullivan's appeal, quoted on screen; Chief Justice Warren Burger's criticism of defense attys. noted.
REPORTER: Sandy Gilmour

Reporter(s):
Gilmour, Sandy;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:10

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