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Hearst Free On Bail / Johnson Interview #40865

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1976
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(Studio) Details of Patricia Hearst's kidnapping by Symbionese Liberation Army reviewed. Cinque, William Harris, Emily Harris recalled. Hearst's life as fugitive with SLA outlined. Patty Hearst captured in September 1975; convicted of bank robbery; still faces other charges of robbery and kidnapping. Tonight, however, Patricia Hearst free on bail.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Francisco, California) [Patty's attorney Albert JOHNSON - says Judge William Orrick ordered release of Patty on bail pending appeal of case.] Earlier in morning, Miss Hearst removed from Federal Correctional Facility in San Diego. Judge Orrick granted request for her release but denied request for new trial. [JOHNSON - urges reporters not to ask Patty questions but says she'll make statement.] [HEARST - says she would feel better if she were home and would like to get details with regard to bail worked out so she can get home.] Elaborate security precautions taken to keep Miss Hearst in seclusion at parents' home.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) Interview with attorney Al Johnson follows. Johnson questioned about Patty's mood. [JOHNSON - says Patty happy to be with family. Grateful to Judge Orrick for releasing her on bail.] Reporter asks attorney about public's reaction to Patty's release. Many to think she's off hook because of money in family. [JOHNSON - states law specifically says any prisoner may be released from federal prison pending appeal of case if prisoner not considered a high flight risk.] Reviews reason for Patty's release. Patty not released because of fear for her safety inside prison. [JOHNSON - says he appealed for bail on reasons of safety for Patty, but judge acted on law of bail pending appeal.] Asks about parents relationship with Pattorney [JOHNSON - says relationship with parents since her arrest in 1975 excellent.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Al Johnson 1 of Patricia Hearst's lawyers. F. Lee Bailey also her attorney Conditions for Hearst's release on bail outlined.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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