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NBC Evening News for
Monday, Mar 29, 1971

Headline: Calley Trial / Verdict


(Studio) Lieutenant William Calley found guilty of premeditated murder of civilians at My Lai, South Vietnam; only possible sentences, life imprisonment or death penalty.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(Fort Benning, Georgia) Calley shows no emotion during reading of verdict. [Defense Attorney George LATIMER - thinks: horrendous decision for US, army and Calley; same organization taught Calley to kill, now finds him guilty of killing; society and country must accept large part of My Lai responsibility.] [Prosecutor Aubrey DANIEL III - no comment until proceedings completed.] [Army Spokesperson Colonel Peter FOSS - says Calley confined to stockade when not in ctroom.] Film shows Calley leaving cthse. All 6, jurors must agree to impose death penalty.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski Artist: Leo Hershfield

(Studio) Decision to be appealed.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(Studio) No one in Washington, DC willing to comment on Calley verdict.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Program Time:05:30:10 pm - 05:35:50 pm. Duration: 05:40
Record Number:456784
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Reporters:Chancellor, John; Goralski, Robert; Mcgee, Frank
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