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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Jim Cummins) Doubts surrounding the guilt of Delma Banks†, sentenced to be executed for murdering Richard Whitehead†, featured; details given about possible irregularities during Banks’ trial in 1980; statement of support for Banks from former FBI director William Sessions quoted. [Banks’ brother-in-law Clifford SMITH†- says his counsel didn’t do their job.] [US Court of Appeals retired Judge John GIBBONS†- says Banks’ trial was tainted with constitutional error.] [Whitehead’s father Larry WHITEHEAD†- talks about his son.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The last-minute granting of a stay of execution for Banks reported.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim

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