The Hemisphere: End of the Nye Case

Lighter by 30 Ibs. and paste-white after three months in prison, Alan Robert Nye, 32, of Whiting, Ind., this week faced a three-man revolutionary tribunal in Havana and pleaded not guilty to a charge of plotting to assassinate Fidel Castro. The Korean war pilot (U.S. Navy) heard the prosecution charge that he was brought to Cuba last December by Dictator Batista's Chief of Staff, given a telescopic-sighted rifle, sent into the hills to hunt down Castro for $100,000. Nye said that he accepted the assignment only as a means of joining Castro's rebel army. The verdict was guilty and the sentence...

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