• Short Summary

    JACK RUBY, THE 52 YEAR-OLD STRIP CLUB OPERATOR WHO STOP LEE HARVEY OSWALD, PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ALLEGED ASSASSIN, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    JACK RUBY, THE 52 YEAR-OLD STRIP CLUB OPERATOR WHO STOP LEE HARVEY OSWALD, PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ALLEGED ASSASSIN, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    THE JURY OF EIGHT MEN AND FOUR WOMEN HAD TAKEN TWO HOURS 19 MINUTES TO REACH THEIR VERDICT. UNDER TEXAS LAW THE JURY DECIDES THE PENALTY AS WELL AS BRINGING IN THE VERDICT, BUT ACTUAL PRONOUNCEMENT OF SENTENCE WAS DELAYED BY JUDGE JOE B. BROWN TO GIVE THE DEFENCE TIME TO APPEAL.

    THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, HENRY WADE, SAID LATER THAT THE CASE WOULD BE TIED UP IN THE HIGHER COURTS FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS. OTHER LEGAL EXPERTS HAVE PREDICTED THE CASE COULD GO BEFORE OTHER APPEAL COURTS FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS OR EVEN LONGER.

    THE TRIAL LASTED FOUR WEEKS DURING WHICH 162 DALLAS CITIZENS WERE QUESTIONED AS POTENTIAL JURORS IN 60 HOURS. THE INTERROGATION OF 66 WITNESSES TOOK NEARLY 44 HOURS.

    THE JURY'S VERDICT WAS TELEVISED ACROSS AMERICA.

    JUDGE BROWN READING THE VERDICT
    (LONG PAUSE WHILE JURORS ENTER)
    AFTER THE TRIAL DEFENCE COUNSEL MELVIN BELLI HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE....

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPQXN9NAZ0CZIDK7OFUOATMPA
    Media URN:
    VLVADPQXN9NAZ0CZIDK7OFUOATMPA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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