The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 5
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 5

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 10, 1976
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Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10, 1976 A5 r in Gilmore Gives Views on Life After Death, Child Rearing 935 0m ' "!' ' u s i !JWJ:noi;M ::ii...myiWK; NORTON GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches 7th annual pottery fair He faces a death sentence for the killing of Bennie Bushnell, 26, a motel clerk slain during a holdup July 20. The U.S. Supreme Court, which stayed Gilmore's scheduled execution Monday to consider an appeal filed by his mother, conferred for two hours Wednesday, but took no action. The justices meet again today. Gilmore's attorney, Ronald Stanger, filed a request for a writ for habeas corpus Wednesday, arguing that his death sentence expired Monday and that he should be freed on the Bushnell killing. The petition, filed in Fourth District Court at Provo on the condemned man's orders, said a 60-day state time limit for carrying out executions had passed without Gilmore waiving it. The prisoner, who said no one had ever asked him for advice before, wrote Mrs. Howe in reply to a letter in which she asked how parents can save their children from corruption without turning them into rebels. "There is a lot to be said for the so-called 'old fashioned' values: work, discipline, etc.," said Gilmore, who has spent 18 of the past 21 years behind bars. "I think they belong among what might be more aptly termed the 'eternal verities.' " SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) - Condemned killer Gary Gilmore, waiting yesterday for court decisions on his requests to die or go free, passed the time giving advice on child rearing and his views on life after death. The 36-year-old death row inmate, who admits the execution-style slayings of two young fathers during robberies last summer, told a questioning mother to raise her youngsters in the traditional values of work and discipline. Gilmore, who has lost 25 pounds in a three-week hunger strike, also said in a letter to Mrs. Charlotte Howe of Salt Lake City that "all souls are headed for the same place, the land of no darkness. Some call it heaven." While Gilmore philosophized, Utah County authorities prepared to set a date today for his trial on first-degree murder charges in the slaying of service station attendant Max David Jensen, 24, during a robbery last July 19. Fourth District Court Judge Allan Sorensen's clerk said the condemned man would not be taken from the psychiatric ward at the Utah prison hospital to the courtroom in Provo for the brief hearing, but would be represented by his lawyer. THE CLAY COLLECTION A market place for ceramic art. Contemporary works by local artist for the discerning collector and gift giver FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 10 AM to 5 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 1 PM to 5 PM A share of the proceeds will benefit the Norton School of Art NORTON GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART - Auditorium 1451 South Olive Ave West Palm Beach Gary Gilmore . . . replies to letter Kidnap Jury Considers Hoax Theory FASHION GIFTS AND UNDER 10.00 MAS Tls r j WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (UPI) -Jurors asked yesterday to rehear a defendant's claim that the alleged kidnaping of Seagram liquor heir Samuel Bronfman II took place not at gunpoint, but in a moonlight discussion over blackberry brandy. In their third day of deliberation, the seven-woman five-man panel heard a court reporter read Mel Patrick Lynch's testimony that during his conversation with Bronfman, "I tried to talk him out of it for over an hour." Lynch, being tried with his Brooklyn neighbor, Dominic Byrne, contends that Bronfman, 23, engineered his own abduction from his mother's estate in Purchase, N.Y., in order to bilk a $2.3 million ransom from his father, Seagram Co. Ltd. Chairman Edgar Bronfman. The ransom, paid in cash, was recovered shortly after the young heir was found, bound and blindfolded in Lynch's apartment. Police and FBI agents were led there by Byrne after Bronfman had been missing for nine days. The Irish-born defendants face a minimum 15-year term if convicted on the kidnaping charges. The maximum sentence is 25 years to life in prison. Lynch, a 38-year-old fireman, told the jury he was blackmailed by Bronfman, who allegedly threatened to expose him to the Fire Department as a homosexual. Lynch also said he and Bronfman were lovers. Bronfman denied ever knowing Lynch before the Aug. 8, 1975, incident. He said a man in a ski mask ran up to him about midnight as he was leaving the garage, poked a gun in his ribs, handcuffed and blindfolded him, then led him to a car, allegedly driven by Bryne. Lynch's version differed. He said he met Bronfman outside the house. "We talked about my reluctance to go along with it . . . and we were drinking blackberry brandy." Justice George Beisheim has ruled out a defense of duress for Lynch. Proof here that good taste need not come high-priced! Anyof these fashion gifts would get a warm welcome. A. THE ESSENTIAL COWL in lightweight acrylic. 8 fashion colors. S.M.L. Accessories 10.00 B. FRINGED SHAWL in soft hand-crocheted acrylic. By Specialty House in green, yellow, blue or red. Accessories 18.00 C. STATUS CHAIN BRACELETS by Monet in golden tone links. Fashion Jewelry, 5.50, 6.50 D. INTERCHANGEABLE EARRINGS with hypo-allergenic posts. Golden hoops to wear alone or add studs. 5 colors, gift-boxed. By Capri. Fashion Jewelry 7.50 E. GLITTER STUDS for pierced ears. Sterling with 14K gold posts. Fashion Jewelry 10.00 F. FRENCH PURSE with space for photos or I D's. Leather, in brown tones. By Prince Gardner. . . 10.00 H ' ' ' Shooting From Page 1 "' ' French said he ducked alongside the window when he saw Mrs. Bolin put the gun to her head. "I heard a shot," French said. "It really sounded just like a popping sound." Joan Kientz, Todd's fourth grade teacher, described Mrs. Bolin as "a very nice woman. It's just too much to imagine she'd do something like that." "The place looked like a slaughterhouse," said police Capt. Kenneth Boiror. "We have to think she had this planned." Horror said the only question, aside from why Mrs. Bolin did it, was what happened to seven bullets. He said 17 cartridge cases were found, but only 10 bullets were located. He said he expects some of the missing bullets to be found during autopsies. "When we heard about it, it blew our minds," said Beverly Kearney, first wife of Mrs. Bolin's dead husband. Bolin was founder and owner of a mechanical and machine design company. A neighbor said her 12-year-old daughter had been a playmate of Tamela Jean. "She (the mother) was very reserved, aloof almost," she said. "She was the kind of person you would wave to in the grocery parking lot, but I never knew her. Nobody really did." The family's pastor, the Rev. Luther Stommer of the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, said the children were active, especially in the choir. "The children were beautiful, lovely," he said. Mrs. Bolin, Tamela Jean and Todd Matthew died in the house, police said. The 43-year-old father died hours later, after being hospitalized for gunshot wounds of the head, neck and chest. The children were shot several times in the head, the county coroner said. The Bolin children's teachers remembered Mrs. Bolin as being help-Til with school projects and with driving children on outings. Linda Taylor, who taught Tammy last year in sixth grade, said Mrs. Itnlin was interested in her daughter's work. "She was always around the school, helping at bake sales and offering to drive on field trips," Miss Taylor said. "She was always quiet thougV" ENJOY 3 HRS. FREE PARKING IN OUR SELF-PARK AND LOCK LOT WITH PURCHASE AUTHORIZERS IN SALES DEPARTMENTS WILL VALIDATE YOUR TICKET Christmas shop today 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. .to 7:30 p.m.

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