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Kent State Trials #13616

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 30, 1971
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(Studio) Jury convicts Jerry Rupe, 23, of interfering with firemen when Reserve Officers' Training Corps building, at Kent State University, set on fire.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Ravenna, Ohio) Judge Edwin West Jones reads verdict; could receive 6 mos. prison; not known if Rupe will be retried for other charges. Prosecution drops charges against 2nd defendant, Peter Bliek. [BLIEK - says main witness not positive Bliek tried to burn building down.] [Attorney David SCHRIBNER - says filed on behalf of 10 defendants to disqualify Jones for prejudice because he was involved in issuance of grand jury report] Next trial set for Wednesday
REPORTER: John Johnson Artist: Anthony Accurso

Johnson, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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