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Mississippi / Execution #292858

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1983
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(Studio) Execution today of child killer Jimmy Lee Gray and witnesses' criticism of means of his death and prison officials' reaction discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Parchman, Mississippi) Possible implications of Gray's execution for nation's death row inmates considered; legal maneuvers taken by Gray to avoid death penalty recalled. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Henry SCHWARZCHILD - fears executions will increase in frequency.] [Coalition on Jails spokesperson Joe INGLE - agrees.] Current status of death row inmates in United States outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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