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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 15

Lubbock, Texas
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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8.Q-LUBBOCK AVALA'NCHE-JOURNAL— Sunday Morning, April 6. 1975 Prospect Doubtful Cuevas Will Be Electrocuted Soon HOUSTON (UPI) — The only survivor of an attempted breakout at the Texas state prison last summer has been convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death, but it is doubtful Ignacio Cuevas or the 15 men now on death row in That Intriguing Word Game with a Chuckle Edil.d by CLAY R. fOLlAN < 4fc Rearrange the 6 scrambled ^^wordj below to moko 6 simple words. Print letters of each in its line of squares. N E S S U C I 2 T E E Y E L 3 M Y E N E Z V S L 0 P H I 5 U R N D E E 6 7 M -Y 0 C L P 8 I just bought an English midget sports car. Instead of a windshield, you get a big round monocle. The brakes are so good, it can stop on a . Q Complete tha chuckle quoted ^ by filling in tha misjing word you develop from step No. 3 below. Qltft AUN.tiM I T *V, I.I. will sit in the electric ihair soon. The r J.S. Supreme Court Is cheduled to hear arguments ate tin's month on a case csting the legality of the death penalty on grounds execution is a cruel and inhuman punishment. The last execution in Texas was. July 30, Iflli'l, when .loscph Johnson Jr. of Houston was electrocuted. The chair later las since been disconnected. "It's still there intact and it has been taken care of," a prison official said. "The electrical nodes would have lo IDC reworked and reconnected, hut it wouldn't lake long to do thai.." The first man to be sentenced to death under the Texas Penal Code which went into effect in Tanuary 1974, John DeVries o[ Jefferson County, hanged turn- self after he arrived on death row. Jerry Jurek of DeWitt County is tho inmate with the longest time on death row in the Walls Unit. He's been there since March •!, 1974. The red brick maximun security center was held uncle siege 11-days last summer b> narcotics kingpin Fred Gomoj Carrasco, Rudolfo Domingue. and Cuevas. The escape at tempt ended in a blazing gunbaltlc with Texas Ranger and other peace officers ii fa PRINT NUMBERED *•* tETlERS IN SQUARES ft UNSCRAMBLE LETTERS vx FOR ANSWER I 1 3 4 i 6 7 1 Carrasco and Dominguez and two women hostages, Julia •jtandley and Elizabeth Besada, vere killed. Cuevas, 43 ,a Mexican national with a long criminal record, vas indicted on two counts of capital murder and convicted of Mrs. Standley's execution-style shooting death. The trial established that jullcts from Dominj;ue/'s .357 magnum revolver killed the n'ison librarian, but as an accomplice in the escape conspiracy, Cuevas was equally responsible under the law. The people are entitled to wotection," prosecutor Jerry Sandel of Huntsville said in final arguments. "I believe it is a deterrent. Certainly this is a justifiable killing." Sandcl wanted the death penalty as a lesson for inmates and to demonstrate the Texas Department o£ Corrections' concern for the civilians who work behind its walls. Defense attorney Will Gray, an appellate lawyer who has fought the death penalty in 28 previous cases, was emphatic in his denouncement of the state's right to kill. "I'm opposed to capital punishment and I've fought it for 15 years," he said. "That's the main reason I became involved in this case. It's just as wrong for the state to take a lite as anyone." Appeal is automatic In capital sentences and Gray conducted his case with the idea of establishing reversible error, should the heart of the statute be upheld in the state or federal courts. Gray called no witnesses for the defense. Gray also fought the state's claimed biased the jury. In the more than two days of jury deliberation —when it appeared hopelessly deadlocked —Gray sought mistrial motions from Judge Miron A. Love four times. They were all denied. Gray said he planned to fight the case in higher courts on strict constitutional merits that the statue calling for he death penalty should be mandatory — stated in clear language, not left to the discretion of the jury. Under the current law, to return a punishment verdict of death the jury must, be in unanimous agreement on whether the conduct of the defendant was committed deliberately and with the reasonable expectation the death of anoth-. er would result. They also must be unanimous on whether the defendant would commit other acts of criminal violence and be a continuing threat to society. Ten "no" votes on either questions give life in prison as an alternative sentence. Any other consideration hangs the jury. .._ E uo dojs UBD it 'poo§ os-. sajjBjq airj, 'apouour punoj 9;q c }a3 noA 'ppiqspui/w r: 30 pea^suj 'JBO siJods }9§ptui ut? iqgnoq ;snC j SWA2W3 SY7SW33 S13VWVUDS Oil Producing Countries Take Common Position PARIS (AP) — - Saudil Arabia's oil minister, Ahmed 1 Zaki Yamani, said Saturday that oil producing countries and developing nations have agreed on a common position going ino oil talks with the United Slates. Japan and the Common Market. The talks, beginning Monday, are to set an agenda and determine participants for a full conference to deal with the energy crisis in mid-summer. Yamani and representatives of Algeria, Iran and Venezuela held a four-hour meeting Saturday with delegates from India, Brazil and Zaire. They agreed on a unified draft agenda to be proposed at the preparatory meeting with the industrialized oil consumers, Yamani said. The draft agenda, Yamani said, "includes both topics related to energy and the issue of raw materials, which must be discussed by the conference." The United States and Western European countries except France are reluctant to broaden the scope of the full conference to embrace raw materials fearing this would delay action on urgent energy problems. But Yamani said the oil prov- ducers and the developing nations were in full agrccmen that raw materials would have to be dealt with. "It will not be a conference en energy only," Yamani said Asked if there was room for compromise with the position o the United States and others Yamani smiled and said, "They will have to agree on raw ma tcrials being discussed." Despite the evident gap be tween the industrialized con sumers and the other partici pants at the preparatory meet ing. Yamani said he forcsav "no major problems" tha could jeopardize its success. He said the section of th. draft agenda (lint deals wit' Cuevas^ Remarks Keyed Decision ncrgy includes specifics such s what to do about prices and uaranteed long term supplies > Western nations. But he de ined to disclose details. He said the countries meeting aturday did not insist that the rcparatory talks settle the ganda of he full conference rst, before turning to its par cipants. Sources said the U.S. delcga- on to the meeting had pre ared a draft agenda of its own nd would ask that it be dis ussed before the question ol articipants. "It is o'uvious that without an genda there would be no ful Dnferencc, so \ve should star ith that first," Yamani said ndicating support for the American position. HOUSTON (UPI) — The oreman of the jury that convicted and sentenced Ignacio Cuevas said the convict's remarks to a hostage about how he killed a man in 1970 convinced tho panel to return the death penalty. James D. Thomas, a steelworker, said the two holdouts on the nine-man, three-woman jury were not coerced into changing their votes to death. "I don't believe people could live with themselves if they changed their minds because of pressure," Thomas said. Cuevas was convicted of the murder of hostage Julia Standley during last summer's escape attempt at the Texas penitentiary. He was sentenced Yiday to die in the electric hair. Thomas said the testimony of Jnda Woodman, later read back to the jury during eliberations, was the key to he sentencing. One of the hostages taken luring the 11-day siege, Miss Voodman testified Cuevas told her he had shot a man once 'and he didn't die, so he shot lim again. He checked and he till wasn't dead so he shot him a third time." The jury would have had no details of the previous killing if lostage witnesses had not been told of it by Cuevas. Prosecutors were not allowed to introduce evidence concerning any past crimes during the trial and during punishment could only mention he was convicted of murder. "The deliberations were tiring and tense," Thomas said, "We tried to be objective and examine the evidence before us. Everyone explained their feelings. "We attempted to be of help and assistance so the others might see it like we saw it. I'd rather not do it again, but it was an experience I'll never forget." Poor To Be Left Man's Fortune SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -Former President Jose Fij ueres says he will leave In )ulk of his wealth and materia possessions to Costa Rica' >oor when he dies. The 68-year-old Figueres wa criticized two months ago i the National Assembly for re using to disclose the amount o lis fortune. He told the a s s e m b 1 :hat he has made arrange ments to guarantee the welfar of his family after his death bu that 'most of his estate will 'eft to peasants and workers. Area Firemen Set Meeting In Hub City Firemen from area towns wij pour into Lubbock this week To the 27th Lubbock Area Fire men's Conference. Demonstrations and work sessions are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. lo 10 p.m. with the conference set for Thursday and Friday. Rescue operations, staged in tlie night sessions, will include protective equipment, power cutting tools and extrication from autos. Also there will be demonstrations of house, spill and natural gas fires and how to fight them. Sponsored by the State Firemen's and Fire Marshal's Association of Texas, the week-long sessions will be held at the training center on Municipal I>rive. The classroom portion will include weather observation, new wage and hour law, volunteer certification, flreflgliting in industry and radiation hazards. The firemen who wish to participate in tho firefightlng operations are asked to bring their bunker suits. 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