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California / Murder Sentence #295572

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Pomona, California) Sentence given Robert Lee Moody for murdering his father Robert Ira Moody examined; background to case reviewed. [MOODY - describes killing father.] Photos shown. [Judge Eric YOUNGER - notes Moody raped his daughters, forced family into sexual perversions and drugs.] Circumstances surrounding son's murder of father last March recalled. [Attorney Alan MAY - notes son's predicament.] Public's response to judge's dilemma in assigning sentence described. [YOUNGER - doesn't want sentence to be viewed as endorsement of patricide; acknowledges risk involved.] [MOODY - reacts to sentence.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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