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Fromme / Plea / Virga #237957

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) Lynette Fromme changes plea to no contest. Court changed plea to not guilty.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sacramento, California) All entering ctroom. searched for weapons. Judge Thomas MacBride tells jurors he hopes there is never another case like this 1. Fromme says jurors can't judge her; only her "family" can (Charles Manson family). She changes her plea which would result in guilty verdict. Judge turns down plea. [US attorney Dwayne KEYES - says there has to be more commitment on defendant's part to enter such plea.] [Defense attorney John VIRGA - says doesn't know if Fromme's actions helped her chance of winning. More detriment than benefit.] Judge says he may have to remove Fromme from ctroom. if she interrupts again. Fromme wants Manson as attorney
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Fromme fires Virga as co-cnsl.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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