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New York, New York / Bensonhurst Trial #332774

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 18, 1990
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Edie Magnus) Keith Mondello reported acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in racial killing of Yusuf Hawkins, but guilty of lesser charges; increasing racial tensions in area noted. Scenes shown of crowd outside courthouse and other demonstrations; details given of events surrounding murder, including actions of Mondello's ex-girlfriend, Gina Feliciano. [MONDELLO - says he did nothing wrong.] Jury noted finding another defendant, Joseph Fama, guilty of murder. [Hawkins' father Moses STEWART - speaks of justice.] Mondello's lesser charges noted not carrying prison terms.

Magnus, Edie;
Schieffer, Bob

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