Making Sure

Nevada won't trust California

The contest between prosecutors in California and neighboring Nevada is grim, but the two states have a common goal: they want to make certain that Gerald Gallego will die. A jury in California's Sacramento County last May convicted Gallego, 37, a former truck driver, of kidnaping a college couple, raping the woman and then killing both students. Gallego, whose father Gerald was executed in Mississippi in 1955 after a murder conviction, was sentenced to die. Says James Morris, the chief prosecutor: "He's a chip off the old block."


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