ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 08, 1974
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(Studio) Former Lieutenant William Calley freed pending appeal of his My Lai conviction. In Cleveland, Ohio, judge acquits 8 former National Guardsmen on trial for killing students at Kent State Univ. Students protesting Cambodian involvement by United States military
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Cleveland, Ohio) May 4, 1970, film of Kent State shootings shown. Defendants and attys. jubilant following decision by Judge Frank Battisti. [Defendant Barry MORRIS - discusses his apprehension during trial, although he knew he was innocent.] [Kent State victim Dean KAHLER - expresses disbelief at judge's ruling.]
REPORTER: Ann Medina (WEWS-TV film)
(NYC) [Father of one victim, Bernard MILLER - states National Guard fired on innocent victims. Believes some kind of cover-up underway to protect Guard.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
(Cleveland, Ohio) Trial may not be over; other cases could be brought to court Events of Kent State continue despite today's ruling.
REPORTER: Ann Medina
(Studio) Appellate court in New Orleans, Louisiana, orders Calley's release. Army considers its next move in case.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith