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Vietnam / Smith Fragging Trial #461377

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1972
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(Studio) Pvt. Billy Dean Smith found innocent of killing 2 Army officers with hand grenade in South Vietnam last year He was found guilty of assaulting an MP.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Fort Ord, California) 7 Army officers sit on jury. Prosecution tries to show Smith sought vengeance. Says he mistakenly killed 2 officers in attempt to kill C.O. and 1st sergeant Points to grenade pin found in Smith's pocket. [Defense attorney Luke McKISSACK - happy with verdicts.]
REPORTER: Gail Christian Artist: Gaylord Bennett

Chancellor, John;
Christian, Gail

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