CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1971
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(Studio) Pre-trial hearings begin for Colonel Oran Henderson in connection with cover up of My Lai incident.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Fort Meade, MD) Hearing sets ground rules for Henderson court martial. [Defense Attorney Henry A. ROTHBLATT - says American public wouldn't want to see great Ofr. like Henderson accused in case of carrying out what government and policies expected of him.] [HENDERSON - feels hurt by charges; thinks public reaction to Calley case will focus more attention on this case than otherwise receive] Henderson last of 14 originally charged in connection with My Lai cover up; charges against others already dismissed; Henderson could receive 6 years, 3 mos. in prison if convicted; trial itself mos. away.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer Artist: Howard Brodie
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