ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 1969
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(Studio) Court hearing on Mary Jo Kopechne's death begins. Massachusetts authorities find Senator Edward Kennedy's presence a necessity.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) District Attorney Edward Dinis to call for Kennedy's appearance. Assistant District Attorney Armand Fernandes unable to have Senator's statement after accident entered into record. Attorney Joseph Flanagan contends statement hearsay. Police Chief Dominick Arena says he cut toe while getting body out of water. [ARENA - says felt cut, but don't know if I bled.] Recoverer of body, John Farrar, denies report of anti-Kennedy bias. [Scuba Diver FARRAR - says I said, It was a crime we weren't called sooner. If called earlier, her life might have been saved.] Dep Sheriff Christopher Look, Junior says he saw Kennedy's car on Dyke Bridge Rd. 1 hour after accident supposedly occurred. Joseph Kopechne there.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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