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Miami, Florida / Murder Trial #275829

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 07, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Miami, Florida) Conviction of 3 of 4 blacks for beating death of 3 white motorists in Liberty City riots that resulted from acquittal of white policemen in death of black businessmen Arthur McDuffie reported Lawrence Capers, Leonard Capers and Samuel Lightsey said convicted. Acquittal of Patrick Moore announced. [Patrick's mother Willie Mae MOORE - says she knew her son was innocent.] [Defense attorney Michael VON ZAMFT - comments re: compromise verdict.] Failure of planned demonstration noted. [Florida International U. psychology professor Marvin DUNN - gives reasons for subdued reactions in Liberty City contrasting this trial with Tampa trial which acquitted 3 white policemen.] Role of black community in identification of participants in beating 3 motorists mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Gomez

Gomez, Charles;
Schieffer, Bob

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