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California / Hillside Strangler Trial #287067

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Trial of accused Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono reported going to jury today after 2 years; implications of such trial process for judicial system considered. Background to string of murders recalled. Films shown. [Defense attorney Jerry CHALEFF - considers case an aberration.] Econ. cost of trial and psychological impact on jurors considered. [Judge Ronald GEORGE - notes number witnesses, amount of evidence.] Complexity of trial described. [GEORGE - commends system but criticizes needless complexity.] [CHALEFF - feels system works; explains.] [Prosecution attorney Mike NASH - feels case is worth expense and time involved.] Ken. Bianchi's role as prosecution's star witness examined. [BIANCHI - claims obligation to prove Buono's guilt.] Weaknesses in Bianchi's testimony outlined.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen Artist: Howard Brodie

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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