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Chicago 8 Trial / Jury Trouble #200535

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1969
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(Studio) Judge Julius Hoffman removes 1 of jurors due to mail threat.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Kristi King, 23, looked at letter signed by Black Panthers that was sent to her family. Judge asks her if she could stay impartial and she said `no.' He dismisses her from case. Defendant David Dellinger accuses government of sandbagging jury member they fear. Prosecution Attorney Richard Schultz says all in court room thought she had seen letter, and no one was to blame for showing it to her. Abbie Hoffman flashes her "victory sign." 2 other jurors said they could remain impartial. King was replaced by 22-yr. old woman. Mayor Richard Daley's administration ofr. David Stahl cites mtgs. with Rennie Davis, Dellinger, and Abbie Hoffman before Democratic Convention about possible violence.
REPORTER: John Laurence Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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