CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1990 |
Last month, San Diego attorney Charles M. Sevilla started smoking again, just the way he did in 1982, the previous time a client of his, Robert Alton Harris, faced an execution date. Sevilla hadn't puffed on even one cigarette since Harris was spared--with four days to go--eight years ago. But by the week before April 3, the day the state of California had announced it wanted to execute Harris, Sevilla's office had turned into what he called a "smoke chamber."