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Fromme Trial / Mistrial #34844

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1975
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(Studio) Defense claims prosecution kept information from them that could have helped Lynette Fromme, accused of trying to assassinate President Ford. REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Sacramento, California) Defense attorney John Virga moves for mistrial. Virga tells Judge Thomas MacBride that after Fromme wrestled to ground, witness James Damir told police he heard her say "it's not loaded anyway." Damir didn't testify and his statement not given to defense until prosecution rested. MacBride tells prosecutor Don. Heller he didn't know how Heller could have withheld Damir statement. [VIRGA - says would have cross-examd. witness differently if had known about statement.] MacBride orders defense and prosecution in court Wednesday to debate issue.
REPORTER: Tom Schell; ARTIST: Bill Lignante

Schell, Tom

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