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Capital Punishment / Mentally Retarded #317172

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Raleigh, North Carolina: Bernard Goldberg) Debate over executing mentally retarded killers such as North Carolina's Leon Brown examined; details given, scenes shown. [BROWN - doesn't understand death row.] [Brown's attorney Adam STEIN - feels society's opposition to executing children applies as well to the mentally retarded.] [Prosecutor JoeBritt FREEMAN - defs. Brown's sentence; describes his and brother's rape/murder of Sabrina Bowie.] Supreme Court ruling on execution of the insane noted. [Association for Retarded Citizens spokesperson Pat SMITH - considers executing the retarded the ultimate brutality.] [Texas death row inmate, Johnny Lee PENNRY - comments.] Details of Pennry's case outlined. [Dist. attorney Joe PRICE - describes Pennry's murder of victim.] [PENNRY - denies he knew what he was doing.] [PRICE - questions separate punishments based on IQs.]

Goldberg, Bernard;
Schieffer, Bob

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