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My Lai / Lt. Calley #208593

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1970
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(Studio) Fort Benning, Georgia, pretrial on Lieutenant William Calley and My Lai killings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Benning, Georgia) Formal arraignment of Lieutenant Calley for 102 murders at My Lai. Attorney George Latimer wants ruling on motions to dismiss charges against Calley who has yet to enter plea. Mil. judge in case, Lieutenant Colonel Reid Kennedy. Latimer claims trial ordered by Washington but gens. deny being given orders to try Calley. Latimer also claims Calley can't get fair trial due to network coverage of incident. Major General Orwin Talbott and Brigadier General Oscar Davis testified. Revealed Paul Meadlo's talks with investigators triggered Army charges. Latimer feels pictures published in "Life" on My Lai prejudices case. [LATIMER - states publicity prejudices case.]
REPORTER: Steve Rowan, Artist: Zeref

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve
Duration:
00:02:40

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