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Focus (Imprisoned Women Who Murdered Men) #578723

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 30, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Gatesville, Texas: Jim Cummins) Movement for a second chance for women who murdered their men and went to prison featured. [In Texas prison support group of seven women who murdered their husbands or boyfriends, Patty SMITH, Patricia ARMSTRONG, Sonia SHEFFIELD - describe their actions and the battering that led to them.] Texas Governor Ann Richards noted signing bill to reconsider cases of women who were battered. [Texas department of corrections warden Susan CRAWFORD - backs idea.] The issue of a revised view of justifiable homicide noted; two cases cited. [Imprisoned Mary SPECHT, mother Leslie SPECHT, Comal County, Texas, prosecutor Bill REIMER - offer differing opinions on killing of husband/father.] [SHEFFIELD - describes her abuse.]

Cummins, Jim;
Utley, Garrick

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