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Shaw Trial / Prosecution Rests #444299

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1969
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(Studio) District Attorney Jim Garrison gives up attempts to get autopsy photos and X-rays of President John F. Kennedy. Prosecution rests case.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Clay Shaw's attorney asked judge to render verdict of not guilty. Judge orders jury out of court Attorney F. Irvin Dymond uses state witness Perry Russo to try and discredit case. Dymond says Russo refuses to call Shaw, David Ferrie, and Lee Harvey Oswald conspirators. Russo called meeting bull session. Assistant District Attorney James Alcock says Russo not to decide about conspiracy; jury should. Judge Edward Haggerty says he has to read Russo testimony. Court recessed until tomorrow. [HAGGERTY - declares if he doesn't give not guilty verdict, doesn't mean Shaw is guilty. Jury should hear all of the case.] Warren Commission Report doubted.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn (WDSU-TV)

Huntley, Chet

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