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Harrisburg 7 #19716

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1972
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(Studio) Berrigan trial developments reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Jury member Vera Thompson had 2 teeth extracted yesterday and holds handkerchief to face in court room. Govt. witness Boyd Douglas whispers to Judge River Dixon Herman that juror is in pain. Judge Herman calls 10 minute recess. Defense Attorney Paul O'Dwyer, angry at Douglas for attempting to show jury a sympathetic nature, asks judge to put witness' remarks in record. loves for mistrial as Douglas' action prejudicial, but judge denies motion. When O'Dwyer says he will file formal mistrial proceedings, Prosecutor William Lynch says objection is nonsensical. Mistrial hearing set for tomorrow. Defense will also complain of lack of reprimands by Judge Herman on Douglas' sarcastic and hostile retorts to questioning of defense attorney
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Freda Reiter

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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