Crime: Life & Death

In Chicago, Negro Paul Crump, 32, read from the Bible and Socrates, watched the lights of his Cook County cell flicker as officials tested the electric chair behind a green steel door just 20 steps away. He was waiting, as he had been through nine years and 14 reprieves, to die for the holdup-slaying of a Chicago industrial guard.

But as he waited, famed publicity-sensitive Trial Lawyer Louis (My Life in Court) Nizer, who entered the case without fee at the last minute, brought tears even to the eyes of opposing Assistant State's Attorney James...

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