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Hughes Murder Trial / Feminists' Concerns #249747

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 04, 1977
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(Studio) Attn. to Lansing, Michigan, trial of woman accused of killing husband because of his wife-beating noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lansing, Michigan) Background of charges against Francine Hughes for killing husband James, court proceedings and interest in case of feminist groups cited. Verdict of not guilty by reason of temporary insanity stated. [Juror Dolores LENTZ - describes own beliefs with regard to Mrs. Hughes situation.] Hughes to undergo mental tests. [James Hughes' brother Marlin HUGHES - reacts to verdict.] [Defense attorney Aryon GREYDANUS - notes verdict isn't statement by appeals court, so may not be legal precedent.] [Francine HUGHES - thinks it will make public more aware of abuses of women.] Feminists' hopes of trial's help for other mistreated women noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster Artists: Sue Radke; Lance Dolphin

Webster, Don;
Dolphin, Lance;
Mudd, Roger

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