CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 1969
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(Studio) Motion for mistrial denied in trial of Sirhan Sirhan, accused of killing Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Defense based mistrial motion on publicity.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Los Angeles, California) Defense attorney Grant Cooper asks for mistrial because of publicity received by story that Sirhan might change plea to guilty, for lighter sentence. Cooper says jury heard news story before put under control where newspapers and television weren't allowed. Jurors questioned separately in Judge Herbert, Walker's chambers. Walker says defense argument was like saying the entire jury system should be abolished. Prosecution attorney Lynn Compton says reasonable person wouldn't be influenced by reporter's. speculations. Mary Sirhan and other son appeared in court
REPORTER: Bill Stout Artist: Howard Brodie
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