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Murderer Reaps Benefits of Religious Conversion

Aug 16, 2006 (Morning Edition)

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Darrell Mease, a convicted murderer, was scheduled to die in Missouri when his prayers were answered. Pope John Paul II won Mease, a Christian convert, a commutation of his death sentence during a 1999 Missouri visit.

Steve Inskeep talks to author Michael Cuneo about his book Almost Midnight, which chronicles Mease's case.

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