ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1975
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(Studio) Lynette Fromme removed from court
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Sacramento, California) Fromme leaps to her feet as United States attorney Dwayne Keyes begins his opening statement. Says she can't get fair trial unless Manson "family" allowed to speak. Says she wants to plead guilty and lives will be lost over United States if she can't get fair trial. Ex-defense attorney John Virga named attorney of record and Fromme's right to act as own attorney revoked. [VIRGA - says doesn't help that Fromme not in ctroom.] Judge Thomas MacBride, after recess, excuses jury. He asks Fromme if she'll behave. Fromme says she didn't try to kill President Ford and Charles Manson and others are only ones who can speak. MacBride orders her out of court again. Their comments noted. Fromme refuses to watch trial on closed circuit TV. Says she still wants to plead guilty. Keyes makes opening remarks. Secret Service agent, Larry Buendorf, describes events in KOVR-TV film.
REPORTER: Tom Schell; ARTIST: Bill Lignante