NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1972
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(Studio) Arthur Bremer goes on trial, charged with shooting Alabama Governor George Wallace. Bremer pleads innocent by reason of insanity.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Upper Marlboro, MD) 100 lawmen guard Bremer. States attorney Arthur Marshall says jury should start with presumption Bremer is sane. Defense attorney Benjamin Lipsitz says he will have 3 doctors testify Bremer is sick, a schizophrenic. Says FBI reports bullets not traceable to Bremer's gun, nor were his fingerprints found on it or powder traces on his hands. Prosecution calls CBS cameraman Laurens Pierce to show dramatic film of shooting to jury. [Film shown.] Governor Wallace declines to testify, but 3 others who were wounded probably will.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Leo Hershfield