The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 17, 1980-Page 11
MURDER CONVICTION OF MICHIGAN MAN TO STAND
High Court upholds life sentence
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court
yesterday cleared the way for reinstatement of a
murder conviction against a Michigan man,
questioned at his trial about contradictions between
his testimony and statemertts made at the time of his
Over two dissents, the justices reversed an appeals
court ruling that set aside the conviction of Glenn
Charles for the murder of Theodore Ziefle, found
strangled at his home in Ann Arbor in July 1971.
JUSTICES THURGOOD MARSHALL and William
Brennan dissented, saying they would have upheld
the lower court decision.
Charles, who had escaped from Jackson Prison,
was arrested several days after the murder driving
Ziefle's car. He told police he had stolen the car about
two miles from the local bus station.
At trial, Charles testified the car had been parked
adjacent to the bus station.
THE PROSECUTOR cross-examined Charles
about why he failed to tell arresting officers about the
story he presented at trial. The prosecutor implied
Charles was not telling the truth on the witness stand.
Charles was convicted of first degree murder and
sentenced to life. State courts upheld the conviction,
but the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a
The appeals court said the prosecutor violated
Charles' rights in asking why he failed to tell police
the same story he related at the trial.
THAT COURT said the prosecutor's actions
violated a 1976 Supreme Court ruling barring the use
of a criminal defendant's silence after receiving of
But in an unsigned opinion, the court disagreed that
the prior ruling applies to Charles' case.
In this case, the court said the cross-examination
did not refer to the Charles' right to remain silent. In-
stead it asked him why he didn't tell law enforcement
officials his trial story at the time of his arrest.
"The questions were not designed to draw meaning
from silence but to elicit an explanation for a prior
inconsistent statement," the court said.
TECHNICIANS RESTORE "THE Last Supper," Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece,
Officials report a half-inch wide, six-foot long crack has opened on one side of the wa
Worsening crack threc
Da Vinci's 'The Last Si
LONDON (AP) - Pakistan is
developing a nuclear bomb with finan-
cial help from Libya, the British
Broadcasting Corp. said yesterday.
The BBC predicted Pakistan will test
a nuclear device in 18 months and
speculated that India, which has ex-
ploded a nuclear device, might wage
war on its neighbor and traditional
enemy to stop it from developing a
nuclear weapons armory.
IN A PROGRAM called "Project 706:
the Islamic Bomb" on its weekly
"Panorama" television slot, the BBC
assembled published and- newly
gathered material. claiming to show
AP Photo Pakistani scientists have the expertise
earlier this month in Milan, Italy. and hardware to make nuclear
I1 just inches from the figure of the weapons.
It said their uranium concentrates
are mined by a French company in
te n in gNiger, Libya's Moslem neighbor in the
ipper The CONSERVATORY
original pigment fading and requiring Homemade in our
frequent restoration. Kitchens daily.
Six years ago art experts discovered
an even greater danger to the master-
piece, the presence of a bacterial mold
that was slowly eating away what was
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MILAN, Italy (UPI)-Leonardo Da
Vinci's. most revered masterpiece,
"The Last Supper," is threatened with
serious damage by a widening crack
that opened in the plaster wall on which
it was painted, art experts said yester-
The experts, government artistic
heritage superintendents Costanza Fat-
tori and Gilberto Martelli, said the
cracked wall may force them to halt
public showing of the masterpiece in-
THE FRESCO, completed in 1498, is
located in the dining hall of the Santa
Maria delle Grazia monastery.
Martelli said the widening of the
crack, discovered Sunday by a sensing
device, has not yet affected Leonardo's
actual painted surface.
"It (the crack) is the latest of a series
of problems that have been afflicting
the fresco for a long time," Martelli
said. "It's another element that may
force us to take drastic decisions."
FATTORI AND Martello said the
crack is six and one-half feet long and
almost an inch wide at one point. It
stretches along the right side of the
fresco near the painted figure of the
The two experts said emergency
work has to be begun immediately to
prevent lengthening the crack into
major areas of the fresco and that long-
term restoration of the painting would
take at least two years and cost an
estimated $1.2 million.
The fresco, considered the most
famous religious painting in the world
and the first major example of high
Renaissance art, depicts the dramatic
moment when Jesus tells his assembled
disciples, "One of you will betray me."
Leonardo painted "The Last Supper"
for the ruler of Milan at the time,
Ludovico Il Moro, and, as he often did
on major commissions, experimented
with untested pigments.
The fresco, once celebrated for its
subtle tonal graduations, has suffered
over the years, with much of the
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