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Hearst Trial / Harrises #41865

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 23, 1976
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(Studio) Judge Oliver Carter rules Patricia Hearst must answer questions re: blank period in her testimony.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(San Francisco, California) Hearst took 5th amendment more than 40 times. Carter cites Supreme Court case that states voluntary defendant on witness stand can't take 5th amendment to relevant questions. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey objects to ruling. Carter tells Bailey he can appeal but trial won't be suspended. Some of Prosecutor James Browning's questions noted. Jury to see documents found at apt. where Hearst arrested. Hearst tells of bomb exploding outside New York Hearst headquarters [Randolph HEARST - says explosion not serious; doesn't think it was done by radical group.] Defense to turn to psychiatrists for testimony.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Bill Lignante

(Studio) In "New Times" article, William and Emily Harris say Hearst voluntarily became SLA mbr., could have escaped and has lied at trial.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Geer, Stephen;
Koppel, Ted

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