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Chowchilla Kidnapping / Arraignments #45118

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 04, 1976
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(Studio) Pleas of not guilty entered for 2 of 3 charged in Chowchilla, California, kid- napping. 1st had pled innocent last week
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chowchilla, California) James Schoenfeld and Fred Woods taken from Alameda Cnty. jail to meet Richard Schoenfeld for trip. 1st time 3 together since arrests. 3 flown by private plane for security reasons; sharpshooters placed outside cthse. for security. Reporter relates action in ctroom. Richard Schoenfeld's attorney William Gagen argues $1 million bail too high, but Judge Howard C. Green refuses to lower it. Bus driver Ed Ray at arraignment but makes no comment. [GAGEN - says $1 million bail same as no bail; says person can't make that kind of bail.] 3 taken to separate facilities; will be together again for prelim. hearing August 26.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker Artist: David Rose

Reasoner, Harry;
Redeker, Bill

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