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Fromme Trial #238031

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sacramento, California) As trial begins, Fromme complains to judge for not subpoenaing mass murderer, Charles Manson, and other members of "family." Says lives will be lost across United States if they can't speak, and she can't go to trial if "family" not at trial. Jury leaves court Judge Thomas MacBride tells her to be quiet or leave ctroom. Fromme says she staged assassination try to get retrial for Manson and others; only Manson can save world from pollution. Says she wants to plead guilty and will refuse to watch trial by closed circuit TV. Her ex-attorney John Virga takes over defense United States prosecutor Dwayne Keyes says Fromme frustrated at reporters ignoring her remarks about Manson and so she tried to create hard news by trying to kill Ford. MacBride says she'll get 1 more chance to return to ctroom.
REPORTER: Fred Graham; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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