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Calley / Pretrial Hearing #450151

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1970
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(Studio) Pretrial hearing at Fort Benning, Georgia, in case of Lieutenant William Calley, who is accused of killing more than 100 South Vietnam civilians at My Lai.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Fort Benning, Georgia) Hearing today dealt with defense motions to dismiss case because command influence exerted, and mass media coverage, precludes fair trial. Lieutenant Colonel Reid Kennedy, judge, gives permission for Calley to enter plea. Colonel Robert Lathrop, Major General Talbott and Brigadier General Oscar Davis testified today, all saying acted on their own in ordering court action against Calley. Defense believes statements of Paul Meadlo and others involved in massacre make it impossible for Calley to receive fair trial.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski Artist: Leo Hershfield

(Studio) Army panel investigating cover-up of My Lai.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Goralski, Robert;
Huntley, Chet

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