CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1978
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(Studio) Report on ctroom. confession; is compared to television presentations of such events, like Perry Mason fantasies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Miami, Florida) Conviction on murder chgs. of James Eric Knight due to videotaped confession played to jury in ctroom. detailed. [KNIGHT - describes murder and actions of accomplice, named Ricky, and self.] [Dade Cnty. detective sergeant David SIMMONS - says some suspects will confess to crime on paper, but not on camera.] Videotapes are done by Dade Cnty. Public Safety Department; confessions of others shown. [Convicted murderer Robert CARR - describes murder.] [Convicted murderer Preston SHANDS - confesses to robbery and murder.]
REPORTER: Bob Kaplitz (WTVJ, Miami) (Dade Cnty. Public Safety Department videotapes)
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