• Short Summary

    Governor Edmund Brown of California has refused to grant clemency to convicted kidnap-rapist Caryl Chessman, but new legal road-blocks may give Chessman another postponement.

  • Description


    "Governor, I understand....."



    ".....that's the situation."




    Initials TDH/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Governor Edmund Brown of California has refused to grant clemency to convicted kidnap-rapist Caryl Chessman, but new legal road-blocks may give Chessman another postponement. Governor Brown was asked why he did not commute the sentence of the man, who has spent eleven years in San Quentin Death House.

    Chessman's lawyer is trying to delay his scheduled Oct 23 execution so he can testify - at a later date - in the case of his literary agent. The agent is charged with smuggling the manuscript for one of Chessman's three 'best seller' books out of the prison.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPOPLU10X70YF4EJBMKJDSAUB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPOPLU10X70YF4EJBMKJDSAUB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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