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Brothers' Game / Shooting / Television Violence #254095

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1977
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(Studio) Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, say 2 young brothers watched television movie and decided to copy what they'd seen, with tragic results.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Columbus, Ohio) In imitating scene from movie "Dirty Harry", Mikros Thompsom is killed by brother, with gun father kept in closet. [Dolphus THOMPSON, Senior - notes Mikros suggested reenacting scene from movie and Dolphus, Junior, forgot he'd put bullets back in gun.] [Alethia THOMPSON - hopes it will teach parents to keep children from watching so much TV, especially violent shows.] Dolphus, Junior says he and brother liked cop shows best, but this was 1st time they'd used real gun in games. [Dolphus THOMPSON, Junior - says brother was supposed to try to get to gun before he could shoot it.] Juvenile court will decide if charges will be placed.
REPORTER: Angela Shelley (WBNS-TV reporter)

Cronkite, Walter;
Shelly, Angela

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