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Bremer Trial #22166

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 03, 1972
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(Studio) Prosecution and defense rest cases in trial of Arthur Bremer, charged with shooting Alabama Governor George Wallace and 3 others.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Upper Marlboro, MD) Defense attorney Benjamin Lipsitz reads Bremer's 114 page copyrighted diary. Laced with obscenities, it details plans for assassination of President Nixon. Says he followed Nixon around Ottawa, Canada, and missed 6 chances to kill him. Senator George McGovern also considered as a target. Diary tells how Bremer followed Wallace at Dearborn and Kalamazoo, Hawaii. Defendant's father William Bremer testifies briefly. Dr. Brian Cowley, 1 of 3 psychiatrists called as rebuttal witnesses, says Bremer had capacity to know criminality of actions.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson Artist: Freda Reiter

Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank

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