CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 1969
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(Studio) Jury finds Sirhan Bishara Sirhan guilty of murder in first degree in assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Los Angeles, California) Jury to decide life imprisonment or death penalty next wk. Jury foreman Bruce Elliott handed decision to bailiff, who handed it to Judge Herbert Walker. Clerk read it aloud. Sirhan calm and talked to defense attorney Russell Parsons. [Defense Attorney Grant COOPER - says Sirhan disappointed. Asking for second jury to decide punishment.] Judge denied motion. Prosecutor John Howard will argue penalty phase to jury. [HOWARD - says he'll stress lack of remorse, effect of political assassination on democratic society. Will assist jury in making proper evaluation.]
REPORTER: Bill Stout Artist: Howard Brodie
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