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Arizona / Child Abuse Sentence Controversy #308928

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Flagstaff, Arizona: Nadine Berger) Controversy over Judge Jeffrey Coker's sentence for Dan and Tracy Smith, convicted of child abuse resulting in son Justin's death, examined; background to case currently under consideration by Arizona supreme court reviewed. Photos shown. [COKER - defs. sentence.] [Dan and Tracy SMITH - criticize sentence.] [Attys. Michelle RATNER, Bruce GRIFFEN - explain their legal arguments against sentence.] [COKER - responds.] [Prosecutor Fred NEWTON - explains his position on issue.] [Tracy SMITH - comments.]

Berger, Nadine;
Rather, Dan

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