The Law: The Idyll of Gary and Amber Jim

"I love you Amber Jim. I do. You amaze me..."

During his last two months of life, Gary Mark Gilmore was engaged in a strange and increasingly emotional correspondence with a girl named Amber Edwina Hunt and nicknamed Amber Jim. The daughter of a janitor in Murray, Utah, she is the state's first female Golden Glove boxer. She has won her first eight fights (against boys), seven of them by technical knockouts in the first round, the eighth in the second. She is a blonde fifth-grader, age eleven.

Amber Jim read about Gilmore's determination to be executed and wrote him a letter to...

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