GREAT BRITAIN: Death to Life

In a U.S. Army guardhouse somewhere in England, Negro Corporal Leroy Henry heard good news last week. A U.S. court martial had shocked Britons by condemning him to death for a somewhat doubtful case of rape (TIME, June 12). Overburdened General Dwight D. Eisenhower somehow found time to examine the record, found "many mitigating circumstances," ruled the evidence "insufficient" for the penalty, ordered the court to impose a lighter sentence.

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