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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Bombing / McVeigh Trial #172706

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Denver: Dean Reynolds) The opening of the trial of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh featured; courtroom sketches shown while the opening arguments of prosecutor Joseph Hartzler and the coming testimony by government witnesses Michael and Lori Fortier are outlined. (Artist: Carole Kabrin)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with ABC legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the trial. [TOOBIN - cites the volume of evidence against McVeigh.]

(Denver: Dean Reynolds) The presentation by McVeigh defense attorney Stephen Jones reviewed; courtroom sketches shown while his criticism of the government's case is outlined. The courtroom demeanor of McVeigh discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion continued with ABC legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the trial. [TOOBIN - analyzes the defense move of reading the victims' names and the judge's refusal to allow the jury to take notes.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Denver: Mike von Fremd) The reaction of victims' family members to the trial featured. [Victim's husband Roy SELLS - explains why he has to be in the courtroom.] [Volunteer host Barbara BAKER - offers hospitality.] [In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Baylee's mother Erin Almon KOCH - says she is moving on.]

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean;
von Fremd, Mike

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