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Hearst Trial / Harrises #41643

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 1976
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(Studio) Judge Oliver Carter takes testimony with regard to admissibility of evidence after Patricia Hearst charged with robbing bank. Jury not present.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Francisco, California) Hearst hears testimony of 2 she hadn't seen since May of `74. [Mrs. Catherine HEARST - says government and FBI have no interest in bringing her kidnappers to justice.] On May 16, 1974, Hearst allegedly fired shots at Mel's Sporting Goods store in Los Angeles, California, to help SLA mbr., William Harris, escape. Sales clerk, Anthony Shepard,tried to apprehend Harris; got 1 hand- cuff on him. Says he and store manager wrestled with Bill and Emily Harris on street Shepard followed Harrises and saw someone resembling Hearst get out of car with automatic weapon; then the 3 transferred to another car. Thomas Matthews who was 18 on May 16, 1974, was asked by Emily Harris for test ride in van; Bill Harris and Hearst came along. Prosecutor James Browning trying to prove Hearst not being held by Harrises.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Bill Lignante

(Studio) Harrises reply to Hearst's testimony.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) Harrises have been here since late September To be tried on 11 felony counts. September 24, 1975, film shown. Harrises release tape recording. [Voice of Emily HARRIS - says Hearst never harmed in any way or forced to do anything against her will after joining SLA.] [Voice of Bill HARRIS - says Hearst wrote everything she ever said.] [E. HARRIS - says she wouldn't have been forced to participate in Hibernia Bank robbery if she wasn't prepared.] Say Hearst joined SLA willingly.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker (KABC-TV)

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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