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Sirhan Trial / Judge Refuses Plea #202362

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1969
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(Studio) Surprise development in Sirhan Sirhan trial.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Sirhan blows up in court Says he wants to plead guilty for murder of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and be executed. Sirhan and Judge Herbert Walker differ. Walker refuses plea and Sirhan's request to represent himself. Jury sent out. Defense Attorney Grant Cooper thought Sirhan was calmer. School superintendent recites Sirhan's below average capabilities. Made Sirhan angry. Defense attys. ask to be relieved of case, but were refused.
REPORTER: Bill Stout Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Sirhan's mother, Mrs. Mary Sirhan, testifies, but breaks down weeping. Court adjourns.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Stout, Bill
Duration:
00:01:40

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