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    In Jefferson, Georgia, a dramatic scene in front of the county jailhouse. Two men meet.?

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    Background: In Jefferson, Georgia, a dramatic scene in front of the county jailhouse. Two men meet. One a convicted murderer. The other, a man who saved him from the electric chair.

    Twice, James Foster had been sentenced to death for the murder of a Jefferson storekeeper in 1956. Through it all, he maintained he was innocent. And now, he was waiting to meet a man who has confessed the crime...a confession that may turn Foster free.

    Charles "Rocky" Rothschild had been brought to Jefferson to substantiate his confession. He lad police to a pair of trousers he said he threw away after he shot the storekeeper. And he also met the man who almost died for him. Said Foster: "I appreciate what you've done for me. It took guts." Said Rothschild: "I wish you all the luck in the future."
    Foster's wife..overcome with joy..fainter during the encounter. They have seven children. Today police will try again to find the gun Rothschild said he threw into a creek after the murder. The discarded trousers (and the gun, if found) will be the evidence which may free James Foster. A brief meeting in Jefferson, Georgia...with cameras capturing the ingredients of a real-life drama that makes most fictional accounts seem pale.

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