ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 1977
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(Studio) In Miami, television insanity murder trial of teenager ends.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Miami, Florida) Details of guilty verdicts, on chgs. of murder, burglary and armed robbery, against Ronald Zamora noted. [WOMAN - reads verdict.] Defense attorney Ellis Rubin blames verdicts on judge, who refused to allow testimony of expert on effects of television violence on children. television coverage of trial noted. Fellow classmates of Zamora at Miami Beach Junior high school have also judged him by following trial on TV. They say it has been unique learning experience. [Linda WORTON - hopes it will influence youth everywhere, because Zamora did wrong and is being punished.] Judge Paul Baker calls television taping of trial success. [BAKER - thinks it shows rights to free press and media in court can have common ground with protection of rights of defense to fair trial. Thinks it's due largely to self-policing of press.] Zamora's attys. to appeal.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin
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