CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 30, 1969
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(Studio) Sirhan Sirhan, accused of assassinating Senator Robert Kennedy, to go on witness stand for 1st time next week
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Juries not sworn in; testimony not begun in trial. Mary Sirhan, defendant's mother, comes every day with one of sons. Defense Attorney Grant Cooper asks murder indictment thrown out. Cooper says will put Mrs. Sirhan and accused on witness stand. [COOPER - have to call Sirhan and mother to testify as to economic situation for 1962 and 1968 in support of motion to quash indictment. DA says Sirhans don't fit into group; must prove they fit lower economic bracket. Not really necessary to determine economic bracket.] 3 judges tell how they nominate Grand Jury.
REPORTER: Bill Stout
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