Milestones Jun. 18, 2001

DEATH SENTENCE OVERTURNED. Of retarded Texas rapist and murderer JOHNNY PAUL PENRY, 45; by a 6-3 Supreme Court vote; in Washington. Amid debate over pending Texas legislation that would ban executions of the mentally retarded, the court reversed Penry's sentence for the second time since 1989, finding fault with the instructions given his jury.

ARRESTED. CARLOS MENEM, 70, flamboyant reformist President of Argentina from 1989 to 1999; on charges of leading a conspiracy to smuggle 6,500 tons of arms to Croatia and Ecuador while in office; in Buenos Aires. The first elected Argentine President ever arrested, Menem is too old to...

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