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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas COfBl Brooks execution gives SchroeHer second thoughts By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer When District Attorney Bill Schroeder accepted a plea bargain with two capital murder defendants Texas had gone for more than 18 years without an Seven days Charlie Brooks was executed in Huntsville the first prisoner to die by lethal The Brooks execution really surprised Schroeder said reflecting on his decision involving two San Antonio Francis Irving Chandler and George Edwin Eachwere assessed two life prison terms to run in exchange for their guilty Back in Schroeder I want people to understand the state didnt take a dive on this There are 141 persons on Death Row in and Chandler and Pitt mann would have been numbers 142 and And there havent been any executions since Charlie Brooks changed all has broken the Schroeder said Prosecutors can see We now have a chance to do our The idea behind capital punishment is the ultimate punishment of The problem district attorneys across the state had was if the ultimate was not being why ask the taxpayers to pay for something that was not going to be accomplished Schroeder That was Schroeders basic reasoning behind accepting the plea bargain with Chandler and along with the stay of execution granted to Ronald Candy Man OBryan on I figured no one deserved it more than he Schroeder said in And if he got a what the heck Chandler and Pittmann were involved in a bizarre triCOunty rape and murder incident July 23 and which claimed the life of Robert Also weighing on Schroeders mind in November was a case involving a man from New Jerry who was accused of kidnapping a small raping her and then drowning her in That was in the early Schroeder Jurek was con the death penalty was upheld in but his conviction was went up a second he was but the death penalty was The third time which was to be January of a jury was but the district attorney went for The victims family couldnt take any so that story also influenced my Before the Brooks it seemed we were going nowhere from the prosecution point of And Im still not sure why Schroeder There are lots of conservative people in North Texas where his conviction came as opposed to OBryan from South Under present Chandler and Pittmann will each have to serve 20 calendar meaning they could become eligible for parole in the year Does Schroeder regret his plea bargain agreement Im glad its he On the other they did commit capital and the law says they should be punished I believe that law should be but prior to I had no indiction it There is another possible execution on the horizon James has been ordered to die 17 for his capital murder conviction in the April 1980 death of a Port Arthur con venience store It will be interesting to see how that one comes Schroeder adding if Comal County ever has another capital murder case on its You can bet Ill go for it the death New Braunfels Herald New Texas 240 FRIDAY December 25 cents 18 Sections USPS 377880 Wet and Wild It was rainy and but that didnt dampen New Braunfels Unicorn as throngs of fans descended on Main Plaza Thursday night for a pep rally for the football which plays Fort Bend Stall by Cindy Richardson Willowridge in the state semifinals cheers erupt from the Plaza crowd lower Unicorn boosters conga down San Antonio Street prior to the Leon Jaworski dead at age 77 Texas AP Leon the special prosecutor who persuaded the Supreme Court to order the disclosure of Watergate tapes that led to the resignation of Richard has died of a heart Jaworski died Thursday at the place he loved most his 440acre ranch here in the rolling Texas Hill where he often came for peace and The 77yearold lawyer died while cutting firewood in a grove of Spanish oak and his body was taken to Lewis and Sons funeral home in Ranch foreman John Clayton was with about two miles from the Circle J Ranch when Jaworski collapsed about Im sure if he could have chosen a way to go this would have been Clayton He was in high spirits and was doing what he liked to do Jaworski was pronounced dead at by Peace Justice Sonny after Clayton spent an hour trying to revive Jaworski had not been in a courtroom since when he served as Watergate special prosecutor and successfully secured tape recordings linking Nixon to the Watergate You just dont argue another case after youve argued the United States versus Nixon before the Supreme he See Page IDA Leon Jaworski Local man recalls poker games with Jaworski in Houston By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Leon Jaworski was many things to many But to 81yearold Ray Kirby of New Jaworski was a friend and former poker special prosecutor in the Watergate died of a heart attack Thursday at the age of 77 on his Wimberley ranch while chopping A former Houston Jaworski was no stranger to New He visited here in 1980 when he received the Texan of the Year Award at the annual Legislative sponsored by the state and local Chamber of Jaworski was also the keynote speaker at that Although who has lived in New Braunfels for the past eight has not kept in close contact with Jaworski over the in 1929 he saw Jaworksi on a regular Jaworksi and eight to ten other young men met every weekend to play poverty poker in an apartment complex in where Kirby resided at the As recent as Jaworski remembered those pokerplaying days in a letter to I know it is a little difficult to convince you that I thoroughly remember the poker playing and other fun sessions that we had which really occurred in as this is the year that I moved to Jaworski There were no dull moments and 1 am especially pleased that you seern to be so happily situated in New added who thought highly of New As a child lie said he visited here on occasions and always loved the Later when I was a See Page 10A Suspect holds up Y Cafe link with Circle K probed Inside Local police think the man who robbed the Circle K Store on San Antonio Street at is the same man who held up the clerk at the YCafe at 10 47 the same He is described as a Latin slender short about 54 possibly with a thin light In both the suspect was either wearing or holding a stocking The suspect entered the YCafe last pointed a or caliber nickel in at the and ran out of the restaurant with in He was last seen on foot on Bergfeld In the Circle K the flashing a small caliber ordered the clerk to place money in a He spoke with a very slight The clerk was then taken hostage in the suspects parked on the corner of Lee and Hackberry on the IH 35 frontage road near the National Guard the suspect let his victim out of the struck him across the face with the kicked and In the early Tuesday morning the suspects car was described as an older model two door Chevrolet brown with heavily rusted and low to the In the Circle K the suspect was wearing the stocking nylon and a black velour pullover Vneck shirt with In the YCafe he had on navy a royal blue longsleeved buttondown and the stocking Anyone having information regarding either robbery should contact New Braunfels Police Department Detectives Mario Guerrero or Jim Buntyn at 6257181 or A reward for valuable information is being offered through the Secret Witness DEBBIE DeLOACH Cheer Fund We are grateful for the response to our Cheer which we have established to provide needy families with a Christmas Here are our most recent contributors Old Scott New For more contact Don Avery at Todays Weather A 40 percent chance of rain or drizzle continues through diminishing to 30 percent on Winds today will be out of the northeast at 510 turning north at 1015 mph Expect decreasing cloudiness by Saturday af Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday at RELIGIOUS TV Welfare fraud charges head Grand Jury list Three Comal County residents charged with welfare fraud were among the 18 individuals indicted by the Grand Jury Ona Tomas Acevedo and Rachel Juarez were indicted for welfare No addresses were as of Teddy Lee Pratt of Star Route Box Richard Ross Bowen of Route Box New Juan Manuel Moreno of 158 and Nasario Herrera of Route Box were each indicted for driving while intoxicated sub sequent Ruben Paredez of 159 Krueger was indicted on two counts of burglary of a Nathaniel Lee Log gins and Lisa Marie both of 8146 San were each indicted on two counts of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit Other burglary indictments returned included Anthony Razo of 337 burglary of a non habitation Rory Elrod of 1177 burglary of a motor vehicle and Johnny Bennett of 283 San burglary of a The remaining indictments wore Jamie Hernandez of Hosedale unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed premises James Mount of Panama unauthorized use of a motor vehicle Berlie Jene Stone of 1213 Gar indecency with a child Mack Anthony Brunette of aggravated robbery and Victor 253 Santa possession of a controlled substance the Grand Jury nobilled David Berger and Roy DEBBIE DeLOACH
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