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Hearst Trial #41888

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 24, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Patricia Hearst trial.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(San Francisco, California) University of California at Los Angeles psychiatrist, Dr. Louis West, is prisoners of war expert. He's 1 of 3 apptd. in September by Judge Oliver Carter to judge Hearst. West says Hearst had traumatic neurosis with disassociative features due to her stress during and after kidnapping. Says she had constant fear of death and developed dependence on her captors. Says fear and indoctrination explained her criminal behavior. Carter overrules prosecution move to strike West's testimony. [Defense attorney F. Lee BAILEY - says damaging for Patty to have taken 5th amendment but doubt if it was fatal.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Bill Lignante

Geer, Stephen;
Koppel, Ted

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