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Hearst Trial #244243

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1976
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(Studio) Judge Oliver Carter says jury may hear tapes in which Patricia Hearst called self revolutionary and willing bank robber.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Prosecutor James Browning Junior says jury must hear what Hearst said and did after robbery. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey says it would violate Hearst's rights to admit that evidence. Carter rules that statements made by Hearst after robbery were made voluntarily. [BROWNING - says jury will get more evidence of Hearst's intent while in bank.] [Defense attorney F. Lee BAILEY - says SLA told Patty she would be tried and convicted if she returned to society. "Cinque" probably sparking in his grave (because prediction may come true).] Sales clerk of Mel's Sporting Goods, Anthony Shepard, says couldn't identify as Hearst person who sprayed store with bullets. Bailey to probably use brainwashing defense
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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