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3/17/03

Gulf War Vet Faces Execution

A decorated Gulf War veteran who claims Iraqi nerve gas led him to kill is scheduled to die Monday. Louis Jones was tried and convicted in Lubbock back in 1995. The murder happened in San Angelo. He says severe brain damage from exposure to chemical agents caused him to kidnap, rape and kill 19-year-old Private Tracie McBride.

The Pentagon admits that some 130,000 soldiers may have been exposed to low levels of nerve gas during the war. But prosecutors say Jones had an aggressive behavior even before the Gulf War. Only President Bush or the Supreme Court can stop the execution.

It will take place Monday in the federal prison in Terre Haute, IN.

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