TITLE

Uncertain Death

PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;06/19/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 25, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the position of Texas Governor George W. Bush about the issue of capital punishment. Certainty of Bush that a convicted felon deserved death; Permission given by the governor for a 30-day reprieve to Ricky McGinn, a man charged with raping and murdering his twelve-year-old stepdaughter so that new DNA tests could be conducted; Question whether he was not troubled by innocence or guilt when he presided over the execution of James Beathard, a man convicted of double murder on testimony from his supposed accomplice despite the lack of any physical evidence linking him to the crime; Number of inmates on the state's death row.
ACCESSION #
3205678

 

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