Facing Controversy: Struggling with Capital Punishment in North Carolina

July 1974: Excerpts from a letter from Alfred Kassab to U.S. District Court Judge Algernon Butler.

Kassab, the father of a victim of murder, writes to Judge Butler, the presiding judge over the appeal of his son's convicted murderer. Kassab points out several of the common frustrations of many of the victims and co-victims of violent crimes.

(Image from Algernon Lee Butler Papers, #4034, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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July 1974: Excerpts from a letter from Alfred Kassab to U.S. District Court Judge Algernon Butler

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