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Special Assignment (Teenagers On Death Row) #95505

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York) No. teenagers on death row, such as 15 year old Wayne Thompson, and moral dilemma for society of executing them examined. [THOMPSON - recalls his perception of death penalty.] [Inmate Paul MAGILL - describes killing Karen Sue Young.] [THOMPSON - discusses situation.] No. states permitting death penalty for children noted, illustrated on map; USSR and South Africa mentioned only other countries engaging in this practice. [National Dist. Attys. Association spokesperson Cappy EADS - notes society's attitude.] Groups condemning execution of children listed. [EADS - justifies executing children.] [Dr. Richard MAROHN - questions Eads' commitment to killing pre-schoolers as well based on argument.] [THOMPSON - anticipates execution.] [MAGILL - is scared.]
REPORTER: Karen Burnes

Burnes, Karen;
Jennings, Peter

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