NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 1972
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(Studio) In Washington, Pennsylvania, Silous Huddleston, former president UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) local, pleads guilty to murder of Joseph Yablonski, wife and daughter. Yablonski opposed W.A. "Tony" Boyle in union president election in 1969. He accused Boyle of fixing election and was killed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Washington, Pennsylvania) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) "murder fund" revealed. Huddleston tells how murder was arranged. Says Albert pass, union official, ordered Yablonski's murder, offering $10,000 to pay for it from a union fund. William Prater also implicated. [Prosecutor, Richard SPARGUE - says Boyle set up fund after his election.]
REPORTER: John Dancy Artist: Stephen Cohen