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Kent State Trial #38921

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1975
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(Studio) Jury in $46 million suit with regard to Kent State shootings by National Guard begins deliberation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cleveland, Ohio) Judge Don Young instructs jury. 13 plaintiffs: 9 injured and parents of 4 dead students charge ex-gov. James Rhodes, ex-Kent State President Robert White, and national guardsmen and officers of depriving students of civil rights. Photos shown of May, 1970, incident. Plaintiff attorney Joseph Kelner calls shootings American tragedy. Amateur film shown. Defense attorney says Guard well-prepared. Charles Brown says Guard feared for their lives, due to mob. [Defense attorney BROWN - says all truth brought out.] [KELNER - says we'll win. Been no real defense] [Plaintiff Dean KAHLER - thinks jury will come up with decision in our favor.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(Studio) Jury breaks for day. Deliberations resume Saturday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Aaron, Betsy;
Reasoner, Harry

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