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Little Trial #39146

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1975
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(Studio) Prosecution rests its case in Joan Little trial. Judge changes charge from 1st to 2nd degree murder.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Chemist, William Pearce, points out small holes in shirt worn by jailer Clarence Alligood. Dr. Charles F. Gilbert says puncture wound in heart probable cause of death. Dep. Willis Peachey says he saw Little talking on telephone in room where ice pick kept night before murder. No evidence Little in death cell night of murder. Jury reads notes she wrote to herself. Judge Hamilton Hobgood calls notes "much ado about nothing," with jury absent.
REPORTER: David Snell Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) North Carolina withdrew felony charge against defense attorney Morris Dees, accused of trying to influence witness. He gives up attempts to be reinstated.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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