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Texas Right To Die Case #254915

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 31, 1978
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(Studio) Report on baby boy who's been in Dallas hospital for nine days in coma.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dallas, Texas) Background of alleged child beating of 18-mo.-old Chuckie Rachek and his present dependence on life support system given. Dispute between mother, Cara Rachek, and father, Roy Rachek, who's been jailed on attempted murder charges, over whether or not to keep child on life support outlined. [Mrs. Rachek's attorney John BARNETT - cites client's desire for removal of life support and reasons for this.] Mrs. Rachek's maintainence of husband's innocence, lack of explanation in court for child's condition and plans with regard to appeal of Judge Pat McClung's ruling against removal of life support system reported.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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