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Sirhan Trial / Jury Selected #200303

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 1969
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(Studio) Jury of 8 men, 4 women chosen to hear case of Sirhan Sirhan, accused of murdering Senator Robert Kennedy. Alternates to be selected and defense motion pending to dismiss grand jury indictment.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) Prosecutor says key question what went on in Sirhan's mind when shot Senator Kennedy; no attempt to deny shooting. Prosecution wants no jurors opposed to capital punishment; defense wants jurors who see psychiatry as valid science. Judge Herbert Walker excuses women who couldn't vote to execute anyone for any crime. Alicia Duke excused by Prosecution, no reason given. Jewish juror questioned closely over Arab- Israel situation. No blacks, poor, young on jury.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

Reasoner, Harry;
Stout, Bill

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