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Indiana / Rape Conviction #285513

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 21, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Michigan City, IN) [Cornelius HARPER - notes toll prison takes.] Harper and Keith Dean said serving life sentence for kidnap and rape they both deny committing. [Larry HARPER - describes incident.] Larry Harper and friend Richard Pickett said also denying rape chgs. [Attorney Tony AKSUM - criticizes victim's identification] [Prosecutor Jack CRAWFORD - defs. prosecution.] Background to incident in question explained. [Cornelius HARPER, DEAN - note Larry Harper's confession of guilt.] Evidence required for rape conviction in IN cited. [Lieutenant James MITCHELL - recalls victims' certainty about identification] [AKSUM - explains difficulty in victim positively identification rapists.] [Larry HARPER - describes incident; justifies not confessing sooner to crime.] [CRAWFORD - is satisfied with convictions.] [Cornelius HARPER - notes polygraph results of all 4.] Reaction of polygraph examiner outlined. [CRAWFORD - explains state's opposition to lie tests.] IN supreme court noted denying retrial.
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Schieffer, Bob

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