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Hearst Trial #42016

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 1976
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(Studio) Jury of 7 women and 5 men picked for Patricia Hearst's trial for bank robbery
REPORTER:. Harry Reasoner

(San Francisco, California) [Mrs. Randolph HEARST - says government ignoring Patty's kidnapping and trying to send her to jail for 30 years That's what SLA told Patty the government would do.] Jury's average age is mid-30's. Jury is middle class and white except for Hawaii-born Oriental. Occupations cited. Judge Oliver Carter lectures jury on fairness. Attys. for both sides ask that portions of each other's testimony be deleted. [Defense attorney F. Lee BAILEY - says April 18 tape after bank robbery shows that Patty not free to do as she wished.] Part of tape played. Carter denies motion. Jurors hear about April 18 tape and brainwashing.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer Artist: Bill Lignante

Geer, Stephen

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