Daily Archives: August 4, 2012

George Wallace would-be assassin Arthur Bremer convicted, sentenced 40 years ago today (1972)

Video: Bremer shoots Wallace (Bremer first appears in video at 0:22, clapping and wear sunglasses)

(Friday, August 4, 1972) — Arthur Bremer was convicted and sentenced today in Upper Marlboro, Md., to 63 years in prison for his attempt on the life of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace. The governor of Alabama was shot on May 15, 1972, in Laurel, Maryland, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down for life.