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Hearst Trial / Bombing #41718

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 1976
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(Studio) Prosecution rests its case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Francisco, California) Prosecutor James Browning produced 32 witnesses and 105 pieces of evidence. [BROWNING - says prosecution proved bank robbery.] Browning produced evidence relating to Hearst's intentions during bank robbery. Film of robbery shown. Defense and prosecution viewpoints contrasted. Jury allowed to hear evidence of events involving Patricia Hearst after robbery. Part of tape played in which Hearst admits role in robbery. Clerk at Mel's Sporting Goods store, Anthony Shepard, says Hearst sprayed store with machine-gun fire to rescue William and Emily Harris. [BROWNING - says unlikely she'd try to rescue Harrises if under duress from SLA.] Jury begins to hear defense [BROWNING - says no evidence that Hearst not kidnapped. Feel she changed sympathies, joined kidnappers and robbed bank.] Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey had planned to call Hearst's ex-fiance, Steven Weed, to testify, but says Weed made ass of self at news conference
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Bill Lignante

(Studio) Terrorist group claims bombing of Hearst estate in San Simeon. Group demands Hearsts give $250,000 for defense of William and Emily Harris or face reprisals.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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