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Little Trial / Not Guilty #38797

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1975
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(Studio) Jury decides Joan Little not guilty.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Raleigh, North Carolina) [LITTLE - says she's a little scared.] Judge Hamilton Hobgood told jury the state must prove defendant guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. Foreman Mark Nielson delivers verdict. Little cries. Hobgood finds defense attorney Jerry Paul in contempt of court; sentenced to 14 days in jail. [LITTLE - says its a 1st step for black women in being able to defense selves.] [NIELSON - says not all believed Little's story, but state didn't proves its case.]
REPORTER: David Snell Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Little still faces 7-10 year sentence on breaking and entering conviction. Free on bond pending appeal.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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