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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1983
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(Studio) Supreme Court justice reported granting last minute stay of execution to convicted Texas murderer James "Cowboy" Autry; details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Huntsville, Texas) Justice Byron White's stay as Autry was prepared for execution examined; films shown. [Texas attorney general Jim MATTOX - announces stay.] Case for which Autry was convicted recalled. [CROWD - want Autry killed.] [Death row INMATE - describes inmates' reaction to Autry's reprieve.]
REPORTER: Robert Elliot

Elliot, Robert;
Palmer, John

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