CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1977
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(Studio) Verdict comes in Birmingham trial of former Ku Klux Klan member Robert Chambliss, in connection with bombing of church there in 1963 in which 4 young black girls were killed.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Birmingham, Alabama) Court proceedings detailed. (Audio tape played.) [Judge Wallace GIBSON - asks if jury has reached verdict.] [Jury foreman Kermon LEWIS - reads guilty verdict and recommended sentence.] Chambliss' remarks on bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church quoted. [Defense attorney Art HANES, Junior - thinks opinions held by people and their wish for case to be solved hurt defense case.] [Deputy attorney general George BECK - plans to begin talking to other suspects now and thinks if they have sense, they'll start talking to state prosecutors.] Appeal to be filed. presence of Altha Robertson, mother of bombing victim Carol Robertson, at trial noted. [ROBERTSON - cites reaction to verdict.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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