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Kennedy Car Accident / Kopechne Death #446618

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of accident. Got 2 mos. suspended sentence and 1 year probation. Judge says court couldn't do anything to punish Ted Kennedy the way he'll be punished. Returns to Hyannis Port.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Edgartown, Massachusetts) Ted Kennedy at cthse. with wife, Joan, and brother-in-law Steve Smith. Police Chief Dominick Arena reads events. Judge James Boyle asks whether Ted Kennedy's identity had been hidden. Arena says no. Ted Kennedy seemed calm and humble; not wearing neck brace. [KENNEDY - says I'll make statement to people of Massachusetts.] [ARENA - says most 1st offenders get suspended sentences. Sentence granted on basis of character and worldwide reputation.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta; ARTIST: Van Beverly

(Studio) Ted Kennedy to make statement tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST. Speculated he may resign from Senator
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Trotta, Liz

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