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Kopechne Autopsy / Pennsylvania #2656

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 21, 1969
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(Studio) Judge Bernard Brominski reserves petition for autopsy request.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Tape of July 25 speech by Senator Edward Kennedy on accident played in Court Plastic bag in Court holds Mary Jo Kopechne's clothing when she died. District Attorney Edward Dinis contends time of accident according to Kennedy conflicts with testimony. Kopechne Attorney, Joseph Flanagan, objects to playing Kennedy tape. [Pathologist Dr. Cyril WECHT - says autopsy would be useful in arriving at cause of death.] Pathologist, Dr. Werner Spitz says autopsy wouldn't be of value. Toxologist Henry Framath says stain on blouse could be due to blood and water from drowning. Joseph Kopechne says he and wife opposed to autopsy.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Anthony Accurso

Geer, Stephen;
Reynolds, Frank

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