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Indians' Trial / FBI Agents' Deaths #44742

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) Defense closes arguments in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, trial of two Indians accused of killing 2 FBI agents last summer. FBI Director Clarence Kelley and Senator Frank Church testify at trial.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Church came to Iowa voluntarily, so he wouldn't be subpoenaed. [CHURCH - says he doesn't know why defense wants him at trial because committee didn't investigate matter. Says he knows nothing of issues at trial.] Defense lawyer William Kunstler thought Church could help spell out suspected methods of FBI. [KUNSTLER - notes incidents when FBI reportedly provoked shootouts to cause death and incringly. discredited domestic orgs.] Kunstler pursues this line of thought in questioning Church. Jury will probably have to decide question of whether FBI provoked incident. Prosecution feels this is irrelevant; defense holds that anything that puts FBI in bad light helps Indians' case.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs; No artist given

Dobbs, Greg;
Reasoner, Harry

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