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Little Trial #38738

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1975
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(Studio) Joan Little testifies for 7 hrs.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Defense attorney Jerry Paul rests defense case and requests all charges be dropped. Judge Hamilton Hobgood says jury must decide about conflicting evidence. Prosecutor William Griffin asks Little why she didn't resist jailer Clarence Alligood's sexual advances. Little says she was afraid of ice pick. She demonstrates struggle with Alligood; says she struck at him trying to keep him away. Says Alligood alive when she left cell. Little took 5th amendment when asked if she'd lied during previous trial. Jury didn't hear that or disallowed testimony that Alligood tried to buy sex at black gathering 20 years ago.
REPORTER: David Snell Artist: Freda Reiter

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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