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Kent State Trials / Rupe / Bliek #214155

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 30, 1971
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(Studio) Decisions with regard to Kent State trials reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Ravenna, Ohio) Judge Edwin West Jones reads verdict finding Jerry Rupe guilty of interfering with firemen; could get $500 fine or 6 mos. in jail. Jury unable to agree on 3 other counts. Rupe remains in jail for possession and intent to sell narcotics. Key witness wouldn't identify defendant Peter Bliek at scene of crime. Prosecutor James Primm asks indictment dropped. [BLIEK - says not advantageous to go back to Kent State.] [Mrs. Peter BLIEK - says glad.] [Mother Mrs. Gerald BLIEK - calls it great Christmas present.] Rest of cases deal with incidents before fire; state may have to re-examine course of action.
REPORTER: Michele Clark Artist: Howard Brodie

Clark, Michele;
Mudd, Roger

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