CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 1997
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(London: Margaret Lowrie) The confirmation that Frank Gilford has dropped demands for the death penalty for two British nurses convicted of murdering his sister Yvonne Gilford in Saudi Arabia featured; details given of the crime last December for which British nurses Lucille MacLauchlan and Deborah Parry were accused, convicted and faced the death penalty. [GILFORD - reads a statement waiving his rights under the Saudi Arabian law.] [Gilford family friend Susan TAYLOR - defends Gilford's acceptance of a deal.] [Nurses' attorney Salah al-HEJAILAN - calls the deal blood money.] [British foreign secretary Robin COOK - lauds the Gilford deal.] Reports that British companies came up with the money for the deal noted.
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