Forgiveness & the Death Penalty

Nuechterlein, James
April 2000
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr2000, Issue 102, p9
Focuses on the State of Texas' execution of Betty Lou Beets for the murder of her husband in 1985. Reasons why the case got the publicity it did; Failure of Texas Governor Bush to intercede for Beets; Contradiction to Bush's campaign theme of compassionate conservatism.


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