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6B DETROIT FREE PRESSFRIDAY, MAR. 6, 1981 SPENKELINK AUTOPSY Lochnagar, Scotland 1824 John Begg opens Royal Lochnagar Distill ery on site leased from RoyaJJ7. C 156 years later, John J? Ik enjoys experience anoS the arts of distilling No signs of beating before execution With a reputation tha 11 MM A TTT none John Begg is knowi and consistency. The Makings of John Begg Scotch Whf i In keeping with their expert i t V.' ' making a fine Scotch Whisky, LOS ANGELES - (AP) - An autopsy on John Spenkelink's body showed no evidence the convicted killer was dead, unconscious or physically mistreated before his execution in Florida, the coro- Begg relies on the original know: that got them started over 100 yi arm 14 ' Just the right combination of ingrl dients, as well as time and skill, g 1 S.W into each bottle of John D 'v - Vf When people think of a fine-tasting Scotch, John Begg comes to mind. What makes the thought even instance,., the water that ev into 7 J ners office said Thursday. "The evidence found in the autopsy strongly vindicates Mr. Spenkelink was alive at the time of execution," said a written report issued by Coroner Thomas Noguchi at a John Begg tumbles pure an-1 kling down the slopes of Led 1 Mountain, which rises 3,&'. above sea level. Barley is obi from the Valley of the River Dee the nears used for rlrvinc th ma'.' Florida officials conducted two investigations and concluded the allegations of mistreatment were unfounded. Former warden David Brierton insisted Spenkelink was alive when he went to the chair. The Episcopal priest, the Rev1. Thomas Feamster, said in Paris, Tenn., that although he believes Spenkelink was beaten, the executioner had to send electric shocks through Spenkelink's body three times before doctors pronounced him dead. "I don't believe for a moment that was all a staged show," Father Feamster said. "I'm convinced that they beat upon John, but I'm not alarmed at that," he added. "My guess is that he struggled. He didn't say 'Yes, go ahead and kill me.' " Father Feamster agreed with accounts from other witnesses who say Spenkelink was already strapped into the chair when the curtains were opened for observers, but his eyes could be seen moving. "I looked at him and he looked at me," Father Feamster said. ''He was strapped In the chair, but you could see he was alive." more appealing is John Begg's price. It's as from the neighboring mo$ Spenkelink pleasing as the taste. news conference. Spenkelink Invercauld. Then, comes skill, the c distiller, a gift handed froi W -1 1 A ' ; " ViW V k .11 V son through the genera; a i i?i - s w muck,-' rm Aku in Is g 3 5 fe c The Matt John Begg After each single $ 8 1. vjm carefully watched ness, delicate bouquet and character was strapped into Florida's electric chair May 29, 1979. His sister and an Episcopal priest suggested he may have been beaten just before his death, while his mother Lois Spenkelink and fundamentalist preacher Warren Folks say he was either' unconscious or dead. The autopsy revealed no evidence of injuries or trauma "that would not have been caused by electrocution," the report continued. "There was no evidence of either strangulation, a broken neck or other physical mistreatment. Laboratory tests will be performed to uncover any drugs or other foreign substances in the body." Coroner's investigator Mason Johnson had said Wednesday that although Spenkelink's execution occurred nearly two years ago, the autopsy should be conclusive. AP Pholo istic flavour are assured. Then, theyj whiskies are blended and ready fm) bottling and distributed everywhere, 1 t's! y $g76750ml. Includes all taxes. CODE NO. 1998-0 Britain bugs the cutlery LONDON - (AP) - An electronic spy system that triggers alarm bells has been Installed in the House of Commons to stop guests from stealing the cutlery. Officials resorted to the system because 40,000 pieces of cutlery valued at $220,000 vanish from Parliament's dining halls each year. Far from home A huge snowy owl lands on a lumber shed roof in an industrial park in Lancaster, Pa. The bird, which has a 50-inch wingspan, has been seen in the area for the past two weeks. Snowy owls are Arctic birds rarely seen as far south as So, no matter where you are, youf taste will be satisfied when you think Begg. 86 Proof. Imported by and bottled in U.S. for James M. McCunn & Co., New York, N.Y. 1981. I I NAME BRAND WATCH D1SCCUMTS! 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