Director J. Kevin swain said he met Cornelius in 1988, when swain was a production coordinator on the Soul Train Music Awards.
The courts ruled against our final appeals late on the night of Nov. 7, around 26 hours before swain was put to death.
After two hearings in New York last week that were at times comic, Judge swain fashioned a compromise.
mid-12c., "young man attendant upon a knight," from Old Norse sveinn "boy, servant, attendant," from Proto-Germanic *swainaz "attendant, servant," properly "one's own (man)," from PIE *swoi-no-, from root *swe- "oneself, alone, apart" (see idiom). Cognate with Old English swan "shepherd, swineherd," Old Saxon swen, Old High German swein. Meaning "country or farm laborer" is from 1570s; that of "lover, wooer" (in pastoral poetry) is from 1580s.