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Sirhan Trial / Security / Motions #2414

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 07, 1969
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(Studio) Sirhan Sirhan goes on trial for murder of Senator Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles, California. Strong security in ctroom.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Los Angeles, California) Trial starts 7 month after death of RFK. Grant Cooper, 65, heads defense Trial began at 9:40 A.M.; Judge Herbert Walker presiding. Cooper asked for 2 juries: one for verdict, other for deciding sentence. Assistant District Attorney Lynn Compton said case should be tried by 1 jury. Walker turned down 2-jury request and request for 30 day delay. Reporters and spectators frisked. Steel plates cover windows and air conditioner hides closed circuit television camera. Prosecution trying for death penalty, defense trying for murder without malice (5-yr. penalty).
REPORTER: John Davenport

(Studio) Walker recessed trial until Wednesday
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Davenport, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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