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Kopechne Autopsy / Pennsylvania #200709

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 1969
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(Studio) Hearing held on DNA. Edward Dinis' request for autopsy of Mary Jo Kopechne's body.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Dinis raises doubts about medical exam. which said she died by drowning and different accident accounts. Assistant District Attorney Armand Fernandes questions Dr. Don. Mills. Mills is certain she died by drowning. Judge Bernard Brominski warns D.As not to bring up question of manual strangulation in indirect way. Mills says blood in nose common with drowning. Her father, Joseph Kopechne, silent. Dep. Sheriff Christopher Look says he saw Kennedy car 1 hour after Kennedy said it overturned. Mills said Dinis believed autopsy unnecessary, if Mills sure of findings. [MILLS - says satisfied with findings.]
REPORTER: David Culhane Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy's popularity dropped. By telephone poll, 57% thought favorably of him in July; 46% in October 42% who accepted explanation in July dwindled to 33% in October 52% not satisfied in July; 56% in October
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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