WT Dub Wise

April 19 1983

Age 50, Houston


As in many crimes, the victim gets almost no coverage and often not even an obituary,
and the killer lots of press. That was especially the case for Calvin Burdine. His attorney
fell asleep during the trial and that was used to get a new one, 15 years later. This is
just a small sampling of the articles about the retrial, which went all the way to the
Supreme Court, with the victim's name barely mentioned.