CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 1969
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(Studio) Jury condemns Sirhan Sirhan to death for murder of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Los Angeles, California) Jury Foreman Bruce Elliott gives death verdict to bailiff. Defense aide Michael McGowan slumps over. Defense Attorney Grant Cooper weeps. Cooper puts arms around Sirhan. [Prosecutor Lynn COMPTON - says capital punishment right for this case.] [COOPER - says United States feeling for law and order and unrest on campuses created backlash in jurors' minds.] [COMPTON - says can't tolerate this sort of action, from assassination to occupying bldgs.] [COOPER - asks if death penalty will deter crazy minds that kill political figures? Circle of violence didn't end here.] New motions slated.
REPORTER: Bill Stout Artist: Howard Brodie
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