Guy Lavern Kuehn
Cummins Inmates Satisfied CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP) — Four Death Row inmates here Thursday expressed expressed satisfaction that the U.S. Supreme Court had declared declared the death penalty unconstitutional. unconstitutional. The other two Death Row inmates, inmates, Joe Newton Kagebien of DeWitt and Guy Lavern Kuehn of Littleton, Colo., refused to talk to newsmen. The news came to the Death Row section on a news broadcast broadcast on a Pine Bluff radio station. station. “I listened again and again to see if I heard it right," said Charles Walker, 24, of Wrightsville. Wrightsville. Walker said he had been awakened by the shouts of other other Death Rcrw inmates who had heard the news earlier and were discussing it. “At least 1 know I’m not going going to die," he said. Anderson Eugene DuBois, 25, of Court land, Ala., apparently was the first to hear it. “I had sat up all night writing a song and didn’t go to sleep this morning,” he said. “I was listening listening to the news on the radio .. ., and heard they had abolished abolished capital punishment. I told Enos O'Neal to wake up and told him what had happened. I got up and made some coffee and I haven’t been to sleep since." DuBois said he couldn’t describe describe the feeling the news gave him. “It’s just beautiful,” he said. “It’s great.” O'Neal. 39, of Helena, said he “got down on my knees and prayed” when he heard the news. “1 feel like I got another chance on life,” he said. “I got down on my knees and prayed not just for the men on Death Row but for all the inmates and youngsters out there on the street who might commit a crime and go through what I had to."