NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 16, 1976
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(Studio) Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore and girlfriend Nicole Barrett attempt suicide in UT.
(UT State Prison) Gilmore found in cell and rushed to University of Utah medical center where doctors say he took overdose of sleeping pills. [Hospital spokesperson Dr. Grant CHRISTIAN - describes Gilmore's condition.] Prison spokesperson is asked how Gilmore could get drug Seconal. [Prison spokesperson Eldon BARNES - says it could have been brought from outside or he could have saved own medication.] Recent visitors to Gilmore were attorney Dennis Boaz and girlfriend Nicole Barrett. Barrett found unconscious in apt. in Springville, UT, of overdose of Seconal and is in critical condition.] [Springville police chief Leland BOWERS - describes how officers found Barrett.] Hearing of Gilmore's case before pardons board has been delayed indefinitely.
REPORTER: Rick Davis (KUTV tape, Salt Lake City)