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Cooper Murder Case #313302

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 30, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Indianapolis, IN: Bernard Goldberg) Letters to convicted teenaged murderer Paula Cooper shown. Cooper's being so young when committing most brutal murder in Indianapolis, IN, history and awaiting fate on death row subject of international controversy reported 78-yr.-old Bible school teacher stabbed 30 times with butcher knife by Cooper; scenes shown. [COOPER - says she gets letters saying death row is cruel and she should not be there.] Petitions and Pope John Paul II's support of Cooper noted. [Reverend Vito BRACONE - says when people are forgiven they will become better.] Outrage in IN noted. [Newspaper editor Robert ZALTSBERG - says this girl who stabbed an old woman to death should not be made into a martyr.] [Prosecutor Jack CRAWFORD - says Paula Cooper is not a saint or a martyr, she is a murderess.] Italian support noted. [CRAWFORD - says IN people think the Europeans need to mind their own business] European demonstrators shown.

Reporter(s):
Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:50

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