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California / Parole Controversy #289938

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Folsom, California) [December 21, 1981, William Archie FAIN - claims to have been insane during crime.] Fain's conviction for rape and murder and parole board's denial of his release 3 times noted. [Governor George DEUKMEJIAN - doesn't believe Fain should be released.] Controversy over parole board's findings and state law which allows governor to prohibit his release despite parole examined. [Fain's attorney Robert BELL - believes client has been punished; notes law's support of parole system.] Fain's crime spree in 1967 which involved raping high school girls and murdering their male companion recalled; photos shown. [Victim's mother Lucile ULRICH - notes son never had 2nd chance at life that Fain has had.] Legal factors involved in Fain's parole efforts described. [DEUKMEJIAN - doesn't believe eligibility for parole equals parole.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Dorothy EHRLICH - thinks governor is grandstanding.]
REPORTER: David Dow

Reporter(s):
Dow, David;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:50

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