Tuesday, February 3, 1998

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  • Geronimo Pratt Speech

    Prosecutors have appealed a judge’s decision that overturned the murder conviction of former Black Panther Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt, claiming prior evidence of his guilt is "overwhelming."

  • Update On Texas Inmate Karla Faye Tucker

    Karla Faye Tucker, a convicted killer and born-again Christian, will be executed at 6 p.m. tonight. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously against her appeal for clemency yesterday, leaving only the Supreme Court and the governor with the power to halt the execution, a move that is considered highly unlikely.

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