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Supreme Court / Miranda Rule #251086

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court orders new trial for Iowa child murderer in 5-4 decision reaffirming ruling that illegally obtained evidence is inadmissible.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Case involves 1968 Christmas Eve abduction and murder of Pamela Powers of Des Moines, Iowa, by escaped mental patient Robert Williams; details noted. Supreme Court decision involves Miranda decision re: defendants rights. Chief Justice Warren Burger dissents and Iowa attorney general agrees. [Richard TURNER - had hoped to make studies for law enforcement in case.] Williams can now be retried without introduction of illegal evidence.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:02:10

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