ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1973
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(Studio) Tony Boyle testifies in connection with Yablonski murders.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Erie, Pennsylvania) [BOYLE - says has no knowledge of Yablonski murders.] Chip Yablonski, who found father, mother and sister murdered, on hand. William Prater on trial for involvement with murders. Boyle testifies in his defense Boyle says did give Prater's UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) district $20,000, but money was for UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) activities, not a payoff for killing Joe. Yablonski and family. Defense attorney David Rothman questions Boyle extensively. Prosecutor Richard Sprague points out Boyle convicted on 13 felony counts, include illegal use union funds. Boyle unable to explain why took hand directly in transaction which normally would have been done by UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) treasurer
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid Artist: Anthony Accurso
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