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California / Ackerman Case #319360

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) California trial of wealthy Bradley Ackerman, son of newspaper editor Dan Ritter, for allegedly shooting his girlfriend Julie discussed. ["JULIE" - describes night Ackerman shot her.] [Julie's father, ALBAN - says he tried to save Ackerman before realizing that his daughter was injured.] [MAN - comments on families.] ["JULIE" - says she hears Ackerman playing tennis next door.] Ritter family's return to social world noted. Julie reported now a paraplegic. [Julie's MOTHER - says no one has apologized for injury to her daughter.] ["JULIE" - testifies against Ackerman.] [ACKERMAN - blames shooting on his failing tennis game.] Ackerman's use of drugs and gambling debts discussed. [Ackerman's father Dan RITTER - defends son.]

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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