Gary Gilmore

Gary Gilmore

A Fight To Die

Streaming Video - 2010
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All western democracies have abolished the practice of capital punishment, calling it barbaric and cruel, with the exception of the United States. In 1977 Gary Gilmore was put to death after a period of ten years without any executions in the U.S. He was a juvenile delinquent grown in to chronic criminal who spent most of his years in and out of prison. One night in a drunken rage he killed two strangers. Gilmore admitted to the crimes and asked to be executed by firing squad. Much of this bizarre and crucial turning point in the nation's history was captured by live media.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1996
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (45 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Fight to Die

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