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Murder / Magazine Suit #319838

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 16, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reporter Peter Van Sant's 1986 story about magazine used for contract killers' ads. recalled. Report introduced.

(Houston, Texas: Peter Van Sant) Sandra Black reported murdered in dining room while bringing in groceries; details given, scenes shown. Hit man reported hired by husband after he saw ad in "Soldier of Fortune" magazine [Mother Marjorie EIMANN - says prays.] Black's family reported suing magazine and publisher Robert Brown. Lawsuit detailed. [EIMANN - blames magazine for daughter's death.] Convicted hit man John Wayne Hearn's advertisement illus. Hearn quoted on screen regarding response to ad. Hearn reported being contacted to murder Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and to destroy Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's Oregon compound. [Plaintiff's attorney Ronald FRANKLIN - blames magazine] [BROWN - maintains magazine's innocence.] Impact of case discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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