Grapevine: Jun. 4, 1990

LAST EXITS IN ROMANIA. The grainy videotape of last December's trial and execution of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife never shows the couple actually being cut down by bullets. This gap is now suspected of hiding a grisly interlude. Quoting government sources in Bucharest, a French newspaper claims that Ceausescu was tortured to death following the tribunal, by Romanian soldiers who were trying to locate three briefcases containing numbers and access codes of the family's foreign bank accounts. After studying the photographic evidence, forensic experts at France's Carme Institute tentatively confirm this scenario. They note the lack of bullet...

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