CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1969
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(Studio) Sirhan Sirhan formally sentenced to death despite plea for clemency from Kennedy family.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Defense Attorney Grant Cooper appeals for new trial or sentence reduction. Judge Herbert Walker refuses. [Assistant District Attorney Evelle YOUNGER - says letter from Senator Edward Kennedy presented to judge.] Letter said that Robert wouldn't want his death the cause of taking another life. Sirhan to be transferred to death row, cell number 33 at San Quentin.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater Artist: Howard Brodie
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