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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 14, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Supreme Court ruling with regard to executions of retarded death row inmates recalled. Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Execution of retarded convicted murderer Horace Dunkins in Atmore, Alabama, discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Witness Sheldon FAUSS - says election chair did not work properly.] [Dunkins' attorney Stephen ELLIS - says Dunkins was not treated fairly.] [Prison commissioner Morris THIGPEN - explains election chair problems.] [Murder victim's husband Allen McCURRY, mother Sara DUNKINS - comment.] Death penalty noted controversial issue. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Henry SCHWARZSCHILD - comments on lethal injection.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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