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Death Penalty #394720

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 02, 2000
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(Studio: Randall Pinkston) The death penalty moratorium in Illinois noted.

(Livingston, Texas: Maureen Maher) The investigation by Northwestern University journalism students into the death penalty conviction in Texas of inmate Henry Skinner for the 1993 murder of his girlfriend and her two sons featured; details given about the case. [On phone, SKINNER - says he was passed out at the time of the crime; adds that he wants "liberty or death."] [Gray County, Texas, district attorney John MANN - criticizes the delays in death penalty cases.] [Student Emily PROBST - says there was an alternative suspect, Robert Donnell.] [Northwestern Professor David PROTESS - says Northwestern would pay for the DNA tests if Texas will not.]

Maher, Maureen;
Pinkston, Randall

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