ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 18, 1973
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(Studio) Cleveland, Ohio, federal grand jury begins investigation into killings of 4 Kent State students during antiwar demonstration 3 1/2 years ago. State grand jury's probe exonerates National Guard, but Justice Department conts. own probe.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Cleveland, Ohio) Events leading to Kent State shootings reviewed. Former Attorney General John Mitchell refused to allow federal investigation of killings. Former Ohio Governor James Rhodes convened local grand jury 3 1/2 years ago; guardsmen exonerated; 25 students indicted. [Kent State student Dean KAHLER - explains that public opinion against students involved in Kent State.] Asked about feelings toward guardsmen. [KAHLER - feels sorry for guardsmen.] [Cnty. prosecutor Ronald KANE - doesn't feel optimistic about federal grand jury probe. Doesn't know why federal grand jury took so long to begin.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson
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