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People/Characters: Dennis McGautha

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A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America by Evan J. Mandery

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Dennis McGautha shot a store owner in the course of a robbery in California.   He was sentenced to death. The case, McGautha v. California, 402 U.S. 183 (1971), was appealed to the US Supreme Court as a challenge to California's death penalty law.   It had a companion case in Crampton v Ohio.  The law was upheld, but the determination was overturned by Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972).

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