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Little Trial #38213

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 16, 1975
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(Studio) Jury selection slow in Joan Little trial.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Possible juror white, middle-class and believes in capital punishment. Prosecutor Lester Chalmers says no objection. Judge Hamilton Hobgood nods to defense Defense attorney Jerry Paul asks questions of Judy Johnson. Psychologists and sociologists listen and compare her to ideal determined in opinion poll. Psychologist watches her body language; how she reacts while talking. Defense found Johnson too conservative, couldn't identify with black like Joan Little. Hobgood lets her step down due to family problems that would be incurred if she were juror.
REPORTER: David Snell

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David
Duration:
00:02:20

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