ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The life sentence for au pair Louise Woodward, who was convicted of murdering the baby in her charge, reported.
(Cambridge: Antonio Mora) The emotional day in court featured; scenes shown from the Cambridge, Massachusetts, courtroom. [Mother Deborah EAPPEN, WOODWARD, mother Susan WOODWARD - make statements.] [Defense attorney Barry SCHECK; four BOSTONIANS, prosecutor Martha COAKLEY - react to the verdict.]
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Terry Moran) The sentencing options, the defense's failed gamble and the prosecution's astonished reaction to the guilty verdict discussed.
(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Elton, England: Jim Wooten) The reaction in Woodward's hometown of Elton, England, to the guilty verdict featured; scenes shown from the village united in angry disbelief that justice has not been done. [Louise's teacher Val ROSS - reacts.] Findings of a telephone poll in England that condemned the trial verdict cited.