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Texas / Execution Case / White #40733

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1976
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(Studio) Similar case developing in McKinney, Texas, in case of Excell White; details noted. Collin Cnty. Judge Tom Ryan permits television cameras of WFAA in Dallas, Texas to film sentencing. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(McKinney, Texas) Court scene noted. [WHITE - asks for speedy execution date; says he's guilty of murder, won't ask for forgiveness and deserves to die.] [Judge Tom RYAN - says compassion of court isn't for White but for those he killed; reads sentence for White to be electrocuted December 10 in state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.] Court-apptd. attorney for White says he'll appeal case to United States Supreme Court if necessary, despite client's wishes.
REPORTER: Tracy Rowlett

(Studio) Notes apparent difficulty judge had in pronouncing sentence. Judge is interviewed today by reporter Tracy Rowlett. (Film of interview shown.) [RYAN - notes thoughts at sentencing; cites reasons for allowing cameras in court for sentencing.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reasoner, Harry;
Rowlett, Tracy;
Walters, Barbara

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