by Michael W. Cuneo
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Presents the story of the slaying of a drug kingpin, his wife, and their grandson by Darrell Mease, an aspiring drug dealer who was sentenced to death for the crime, but who was saved from death row by the intervention of the pope.
August 16, 2006 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.
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