CRIME: Guns, Kiss, Plunge, Fear

Last week the State of Utah paid five gunmen $25 each to hide behind a screen, shoot a man dead. In a fit of jealousy, dim-witted young Delbert Green had killed his wife, his mother-in-law and her husband, delayed his execution for six years by fruitless appeals. Finally given a choice between rope and firing squad, he shrugged, got shooting because it was cheaper.

In the State Penitentiary at Salt Lake City one dawn last week, hooded and clutching a crucifix after a last-minute shift from Mormonism to Roman Catholicism, Delbert Green was...

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