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Sirhan Trial / Shooting Details #444356

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1969
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(Studio) Prosecution tries to prove Sirhan Sirhan killed Senator Robert F. Kennedy with premeditation. Defense tries to prove mental deficiency.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Great detail given about shooting for history's sake. Police ballistics expert Dewayne Wolfer shows Kennedy's coat to jury, along with bullet fragments removed from Kennedy's body. Color photos of autopsy shown. Defense objects. [Attorney Emile Zola BERMAN - says pictures inflammatory and prejudicial.] Objects to testimony of Dr. Henry Cuneo who tried to save RFK's life. Prosecution introduces Sirhan's notebooks in which Sirhan talks of killing Kennedy.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Perkins, Jack
Duration:
00:02:20

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