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Calley Trial / Verdict #14838

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 29, 1971
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(Studio) Lieutenant William Calley found guilty of premeditated murder of civilians at My Lai, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Fort Benning, Georgia) Jury finds Calley guilty of 3 counts of premeditated murder, 1 of assault with intent to kill; ctroom. scene described. [Defense Attorney George LATIMER - says same organization taught Calley to kill now finds him guilty for killing should have trial by civilian jury instead of military court] [Info. Ofr. Lieutenant Colonel Peter FOSS - says Calley confined in stockade when not in ctroom.] Jury to decide between life imprisonment or death penalty.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson; Artist: David Smiton

(Studio) Death penalty requires unanimous jury vote.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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