ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 23, 1972
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(Studio) Angela Davis' defense seeks to prove she could not have been involved in Marin County Court House shootings in 1970.
(San Jose, California) Defense attys. say Miss Davis learned of shooting from telephone call, television program, and newspaper; reacted with grief and shock. Acquaintance says Miss Davis spent night of shoot out with her; heard news at her home and was so upset she was given tranquilizer. Valerie Mitchell, who shared apt. with Miss Davis, says defendant returned to apt. to find guns missing. Assistant Attorney General Albert Harris identified shoot-out guns as those from apt. Carl Blice, editor of Communist newspaper, "People's World", says Miss Davis spent most of week prior to shoot-out at his newspaper office. Several witnesses testify to Miss Davis' presence, conflicting with testimony of prosecution witnesses.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham Artist: Bill Lignante
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