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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
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Graham, Fred
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