(LAGUNA BEACH BUREAU)-- In another case, VP candidate defends a convicted killer who, --
"In 1972, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Shirley Mullins, 17. Four months after his parole in 1983, Tuggle raped and murdered Jessie G. Havens. 52. He was con-victed of capital murder and sentenced to death. "--
FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE STAR--FEB 3, 1995
Kane focused Thursday on two other alleged errors in the 1984 trial: that the trial jury was exposed to inflammatory press reports about Tuggle and the absence of a psychiatrist to as-sist Tuggle in his defense. "You never can tell what would have happened if he had had that resource," Kaine said. Curry disagreed, adding that Tuggle never asked for such psychiatric examination.