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Kopechne Inquest / Findings #450895

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 1970
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(Studio) Mary Jo Kopechne's inquest judge finds Senator Edward Kennedy negligent, reports testimony inconsistencies; transcript's release causes Boston sensation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Transcript and judge's summary imply Kennedy's guilt.

(Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts) Judge James Boyle claims Kennedy and Miss Kopechne weren't returning to Edgartown, took more dangerous rte.; Sen's. car approaching bridge at admitted 20 mph. speed negligent, maybe reckless; Kennedy probably contributed to Kopechne death.

(DC) [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says told truth, rejects findings; ultimate decision with public.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Ryan, Bill;
Stern, Carl

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