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Little Trial #241187

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1975
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(Studio) Testimony in Joan Little trial to begin Monday Last alternate juror chosen in case of young black woman charged with murder in death of jailer she accuses of rape attempt.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Self-defense against jailer Clarence Alligood claimed by Little. Prosecution charges murder by woman of loose morals promising sex in order to escape. 7 whites, 5 blacks on jury. 8 are women. Death penalty issue noted. Names of jurors given. Defense attys. pleased with jury. Elaborate selection method detailed. Wake Cnty., North Carolina, profiled for prejudices. [Defense attorney Morris DEES - asks typical questions with regard to rape. Client-related questions noted.) Defense attys. optimistic.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel; ARTIST: Aggie Whelan

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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