ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 04, 1970
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(Studio) Dallas, Texas, has stiff sentences for lawbreakers.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Dallas, Texas) Texas jurors, not judges, sentence defendants; crime wave sparks tough sentences; armed robber gets 1,000 years, heroin pusher gets 1,500. [Revco Store Mgr. William R. WADE - describes attack on woman in store during robbery.] Napolean Johnson charged with 3 murders. [JUDGE - reads capital punishment sentence.] [District Attorney Henry WADE - says heavy sentences incring. due to crime wave; crime decring. now.] [Defense ATTORNEY - says sentences make Texas seem barbaric.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy
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