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Rubin Carter / New Trial / Details #244898

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 17, 1976
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(Studio) New Jersey supreme court orders new trial for ex-boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who's been in prison since 1967 for triple murder. Court says Carter and codefendant, John Artis, didn't get fair trial.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paterson, New Jersey) Carter was number 1 contender for middle-white boxing title in mid 60's. Carter shown boxing. In June of `66, 3 shot to death in robbery try at Lafayette Grill. Carter and Artis convicted and sentenced to 3 life sentences. Carter has said he was framed because of his outspokenness on black affairs.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

(Clifton, New Jersey) [CARTER - says he's dealing with present. Has been raped of freedom and made blind by lack of medical attention] He'll get chance to be released on bail while waiting new trial.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

Cronkite, Walter;
Harrington, Gerald

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