CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 1983
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(Studio) John Louis Evans, III, reported executed in Alabama last night following Supreme Court refusal to grant stay; controversy over Evans' method of death noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Holman Prison, Alabama) Evans' execution described; his final statement quoted. [Alabama prison commissioner Fred SMITH - announces necessity of more than 1 charge being given Evans.] Elec. chair said malfunctioning. [Evans' attorney Russell CANAN - requested clemency from Governor George Wallace after 2nd attempt failed to kill Evans.] Wallace's refusal reported [SMITH - notes 3rd try finally killed Evans.] Evans' criminal career recalled.; current status of death row inmates in US mentioned.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall Artist: Jane Rosenberg
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