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Utah / Gilmore Execution #486126

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 12, 1976
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(Studio) In UT, Gary Gilmore asks Governor Calvin Rampton to allow him to be executed as planned Monday morning; Rampton denies request and decision will have to wait on meeting of state board of pardons.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(UT State Prison) Background of case noted; board of pardons could commute sentence. [Board chairperson George LATIMER - says, as of now, he sees no reason for board to commute sentence.] Details with regard to execution noted; Warden Sam. Smith prepares for execution but gives few details. [SMITH - cites some details with regard to execution by firing squad.] Smith will choose 5 to be on squad and says he'll never reveal names.
REPORTER: Rick Davis (KUTV videotape)

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Rick

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