ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1976
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(Studio) Judge Mark Brandler says trial of Patricia Hearst on charges of shooting at Los Angeles store must be separated from trial of William and Emily Harris.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Los Angeles, California) Hearst brought to court to enter plea with regard to II charges. She ignores Harrises. Attorney Albert Johnson says Hearst's plea should be delayed due to psychological testing. Prosecutor Sam. Mayerson disagrees with Johnson. Brandler agrees to 2-wk. plea delay while Johnson gathers data to support his contention of Hearst's mental incapacity. [JOHNSON - doesn't know if prison will allow independent evaluation of Hearst.] Johnson doesn't say if he believes Hearst is mentally incompetent.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker Artist: Freda Reiter
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