In Los Angeles, when Samuel Whitaker was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his wife, he flung up his arms, cried: "If I am guilty of this horrible crime, may God strike me dead before I get to my cell." Before he reached his cell at San Quentin Prison, Samuel Whitaker suffered a heart attack, fell dead.
In Birmingham, Ala., Walter George's mother assured police that her fugitive son was innocent of the hit-&-run killing of an old Negro. "I hope to die if my son killed that Negro," cried Mrs. George. Two...