Watch now (8 mins) | Oscar Collazo, a militant Puerto Rican pro-independence activist, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Harry S. Truman on November 1, 1950. Collazo and his accomplice Griselio Torresola were stopped before gaining entry to the Blair House. Torresola mortally wounded White House Police officer Leslie Coffelt, who killed him in return fire. Secret Service agents wounded Collazo.
I am going to have to disagree with you Clint. First, I knew the answer because of who was President. While the defendant served a lengthy sentence,nothing was said about the police officer's family. No matter how many years he is behind bars that family is robbed of a husband, father, maybe a grandfather for life. So I think a life sentence was appropriate. The fact that he was welcomed home as a hero reinforces my choice. Tim Thompson