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Louisiana / Japanese Exchange Student's Death / Trial #147718

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge, LA: Mike von Fremd) Opening of the manslaughter trial of Rodney Peairs, who shot Japanese exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori last fall in Baton Rouge, LA, featured; the background of the case and the interest in it in Japan reviewed. [Eyewitness Webb HAYMAKER - describes what happened.] [Defense attorney Lewis UNGLESBY - comments on the case.] [Japanese journalist Takashi ICINOSE - comments.] [In Baton Rouge, three PEOPLE - support Peairs.]

Von Fremd, Mike;
Jennings, Peter

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