ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1976
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(Studio) Utah Governor Calvin Rampton orders delay of execution of Gary Gilmore until state board of pardons can review case at meeting on Wednesday
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Salt Lake City, UT) Though execution stayed for present, preparations for it continue at Utah State Prison. [Warden Sam SMITH - tells some of details with regard to firing squad.] Other details with regard to execution and sketch by artist David Rose noted. Concern expressed here with regard to attitude of people on volunteer firing squad. 2 Provo, UT, police officers say they believe in capital punishment and will serve if asked to do so. [MAN - says it's part of job as police officer and they'll do it if asked to.] [2nd MAN - says he wouldn't enjoy it as some might claim.] Options of pardons board noted.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs
(Studio) Prison official says 30 people have volunteered to be on squad.
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