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Joan Little Trial #37239

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1975
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(Studio) Joan Little's murder trial moved to Raleigh; trial of interest to women's movement.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Washington, DC) Defense claims white jailer tried to rape black woman prisoner, Joan Little, and she stabbed him in self-defense [Miss LITTLE - says she ran away from jail for fear of her own life.] 8 days later, Miss Little surrendered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Med. examiner not called as witness by grand jury. [Defense attorney Jerry PAUL - doesn't think client would have been indicted if she weren't black and female.] [Beaufort Cnty. sheriff Ottis DAVIS - doesn't think case has racial overtones; reasons given.]
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Reasoner, Harry;
Wordham, Bill

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