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Angela Davis #464262

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1972
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(Studio) Trial of Angela Davis nears end. Defense has rested case.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Sam Jose, California) Angela Davis did not take stand in own defense, so as not to give prosecution a chance to examine her on love affair with Soledad Bro. George Jackson. Miss Davis' roommate, Valerie Mitchell, testified guns bought by defendant were for target practice, Miss Davis unaware of their use in shoot-out. Other defense witnesses disputed prosecution testimony which placed Miss Davis near crime scene. Soledad Bro. Fleeta Drumgo denies knowledge of Marin Company escape attempt before it happened. Prosecutor Albert Harris built circumstantial evidence against defendant.
REPORTER: Don Oliver Artist: Walt Stewart

Oliver, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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