CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 1976
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(Studio) Prosecution calls witnesses in Patricia Hearst trial. William and Emily Harris say Hearst not coerced; made her own decisions.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(San Francisco, California) Bank manager James Smith, describes how he triggered alarm and surveillance cameras. Prosecutor James Browning Junior lets jury see film of Hibernia Bank robbery. Film shown. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey says Don. "Cinque" DeFreeze covered Hearst with weapon during robbery. Bank guard, Edward Shea, says Hearst ordered him to lie on floor and used obscenity. "Chicago Tribune" publishes part of manuscript found in SLA hideout after Hearst arrested. Hearst quotes cited.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld
(Los Angeles, California) William and Emily Harris made 1 videotape interview last month Audiotape statement says Hearst willingly became part of SLA. [Voice of Emily HARRIS - describes Hearst as strong and decisive.] E. Harris says Hearst's brainwashing defense is ludicrous. Her attorney moved that Harris trial be postponed until Hearst trial over; then 3 of them could be tried together in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Mark C. Branden may agree to request.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater Artist: Bill Robels