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Hearst / Affidavit #242060

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1975
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst describes physical and mental torture she received from SLA. Says she was locked in closet and forced to take part in bank robbery.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Judge Oliver Carter afraid to subject Hearst to questions in court Her parents present. Defense attorney Terence Hallinan pleads for more time for her family to see her. Patty said she had nothing to say. Panel of psychiatrists to exam. her. There is concern for her sanity. [HALLINAN - reads affidavit describing what happened to Hearst after SLA kidnapped her.] Drawings illustrate sequence of events. Tape recording of Hearst received on February 12, 1974, played. Apr. 16, 1974, bank robbery film shown. Defense to be not guilty due to brainwashing.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Hearst most upset by repeated statement that her parents had abandoned her and were working with FBI to destroy her. Federal prosecutor reads transcript of conversation of Hearst in jail and friend, Patricia Tobin. He read it at bail reduction hearing for Steven Soliah, charged with harboring Hearst. Hearst told Tobin she had lived with Soliah and was afraid he couldn't meet his bail.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:04:20

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