The Law: Death-Row Dramatics

"My soul is on fire and is screaming to vacate this ugly house."

—Gary Mark Gilmore

On the very day last week that Gary Gilmore had originally hoped to be executed by a Utah firing squad (TIME, Nov. 22), he was visited by Nicole Barrett, 20, the divorcee who broke off with him just before he committed two murders. The couple kissed and embraced during their prison meeting. But they were not left alone, and she had been closely searched. After the meeting, Nicole announced they were engaged, but when reporters asked about the wedding...

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