• Short Summary

    AN 184-YEAR-OLD MAN -- JAILED IN 1899 AND VIRTUALLY FORGOTTEN BY THE WORLD -- HAS BEEN RELEASED INTO THE 20TH CENTURY WITH ALL ITS WONDERS.

  • Description

    AN 184-YEAR-OLD MAN -- JAILED IN 1899 AND VIRTUALLY FORGOTTEN BY THE WORLD -- HAS BEEN RELEASED INTO THE 20TH CENTURY WITH ALL ITS WONDERS.WITHIN HOURS OF HIS RELEASE FROM MENARD STATE PRISON NEAR CHICAGO, RICHARD HONECK HAD TAKEN HIS FIRST CAR RIDE AND HIS FIRST AEROPLANE RIDE -- TO CALIFORNIA TO LIVE WITH A NIECE WHO HAD BELIEVED HIM DEAD AND ONLY LEARNED HE WAS IN PRISON THROUGH A NEWS STORY.

    HONECK WAS JAILED FOR LIFE IN 1899 FOR STABBING A SCHOOL TEACHER TO DEATH.FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS HE HAD NOT RECEIVED A VISITOR OR A LETTER, UNTIL A REPORTER HEARD OF HIS PLIGHT AND WROTE A STORY THAT LED TO HIS PAROLE.

    FREEDOM FOR RICHARD HONECK CAME ON FRIDAY -- FIVE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.HE EXCHANGED HIS PRISON CLOTHES FOR A SMART GREY SUIT AND TOPCOAT, THEN STEPPED INTO 20TH-CENTURY SOCIETY.

    GRAVE-FACED AND A TRIFLE BEWILDERED, HE HAD HIS FIRST CUP OF COFFEE IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD FOR 64 YEARS.LATER, HE BOARDED A JETLINER -- THE FIRST HE'S EVER SEEN -- TO FLY TO CALIFORNIA AND SEE HIS NIECE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BK27A7EMUE8PKLRE5ABTA1NL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BK27A7EMUE8PKLRE5ABTA1NL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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