CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 1969
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(Studio) Charles Manson in court
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Manson insists he be his own attorney Judge William Keene tries to convince Manson to let attorney representative him, Attorneys he chose for his defense couldn't speak until Judge rules Manson could act as own counsil [Attorney Joseph BALL - says don't feel he's got enough experience to defend self, But it's his choice. Publicity in case is outrage. Don't see how he can get fair trial. He needs attorney] [Attorney Luke MCKISSACK - says judge should have ruled Manson could defense self with me and Steinberg. Manson never said he could handle own legal problems in court He wants to talk to jury and witnesses. Court rules inconsistently with his request.] Manson to plead January 14.
REPORTER: Bill Stout; ARTIST: Angel Esparza
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