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January 19, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week before his scheduled death by lethal injection, convicted murderer William Kirkpatrick on Thursday backed away from his defiant demand that he be put to death, launching a last-minute appeal in federal court and proclaiming his innocence. Kirkpatrick, who last year admitted guilt and demanded an execution date in a profanity-laced letter to the U.S. Supreme Court, denied in legal papers filed Thursday that he murdered two young men in a 1983 robbery of a Taco Bell restaurant in Burbank.
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January 21, 1996
Following a judge's order last week, convicted killer William Kirkpatrick Jr.'s execution, originally set for 12:01 a.m. this Friday, has been delayed two months until at least March 28. The postponement for Kirpatrick's death by lethal injection will give the inmate time to confer with his attorneys. Kirkpatrick filed a last-minute appeal claiming he was innocent of the 1983 double murder that brought him the death sentence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1996
Following a judge's order last week, convicted killer William Kirkpatrick Jr.'s execution, originally set for 12:01 a.m. this Friday, has been delayed two months until at least March 28. The postponement for Kirpatrick's death by lethal injection will give the inmate time to confer with his attorneys. Kirkpatrick filed a last-minute appeal claiming he was innocent of the 1983 double murder that brought him the death sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week before his scheduled death by lethal injection, convicted murderer William Kirkpatrick on Thursday backed away from his defiant demand that he be put to death, launching a last-minute appeal in federal court and proclaiming his innocence. Kirkpatrick, who last year admitted guilt and demanded an execution date in a profanity-laced letter to the U.S. Supreme Court, denied in legal papers filed Thursday that he murdered two young men in a 1983 robbery of a Taco Bell restaurant in Burbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the hundreds of thieves, murderers and other sinners to stand before Judge Coleman Swart, William Kirkpatrick Jr. stands out even today as a particularly ruthless and intelligent killer. "If I had to use one word to describe him, it would be 'amoral,' " Swart said of Kirkpatrick, the drifter he sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of two young men during the robbery of a Burbank Taco Bell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1996 | JACK CHEEVERS and JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
William Kirkpatrick Jr. was bent on robbery and revenge the night he barged into a Taco Bell restaurant in Burbank 12 years ago, his hand gripping a stolen revolver. A former employee of the fast-food outlet, Kirkpatrick was incensed at his ex-boss, 27-year-old Wayne Hunter, for ordering him transferred to a different Taco Bell, according to court testimony. So Kirkpatrick forced Hunter and another worker, Jimmy Falconio, 16, into the rear of the restaurant and onto their knees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the hundreds of thieves, murderers and other sinners to stand before Judge Coleman Swart, William Kirkpatrick stands out as a particularly ruthless and intelligent killer. "If I had to use one word to describe him, it would be amoral," Swart said of Kirkpatrick, the drifter he sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of two young men during the robbery of a Burbank Taco Bell. Kirkpatrick, 35, is scheduled to die by lethal injection a week from today in the old San Quentin gas chamber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the hundreds of thieves, murderers and other sinners to stand before Judge Coleman Swart, William Kirkpatrick Jr. stands out even today as a particularly ruthless and intelligent killer. "If I had to use one word to describe him, it would be 'amoral,' " Swart said of Kirkpatrick, the drifter he sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of two young men during the robbery of a Burbank Taco Bell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the hundreds of thieves, murderers and other sinners to stand before Judge Coleman Swart, William Kirkpatrick stands out as a particularly ruthless and intelligent killer. "If I had to use one word to describe him, it would be amoral," Swart said of Kirkpatrick, the drifter he sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of two young men during the robbery of a Burbank Taco Bell. Kirkpatrick, 35, is scheduled to die by lethal injection a week from today in the old San Quentin gas chamber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1996 | JACK CHEEVERS and JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
William Kirkpatrick Jr. was bent on robbery and revenge the night he barged into a Taco Bell restaurant in Burbank 12 years ago, his hand gripping a stolen revolver. A former employee of the fast-food outlet, Kirkpatrick was incensed at his ex-boss, 27-year-old Wayne Hunter, for ordering him transferred to a different Taco Bell, according to court testimony. So Kirkpatrick forced Hunter and another worker, Jimmy Falconio, 16, into the rear of the restaurant and onto their knees.
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