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Death / Legal Definition #472819

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 1973
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(Studio) Definitions of life and death continue to puzzle mankind.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Oakland, California) Samuel Mitchell Allen shot in brain. Although heart and lungs continued functioning, Allen pronounced dead as brain stopped functioning. Defendant's lawyer to challenge surgeon's explanation for death. [Surgeon Dr. Robert BURNS - describes Allen's body at time of death.] [Defense attorney John CRUIKSHANK Junior - believes gunshot wound may not be cause of death.] All agree clear legal definition of death needed to ward off further lawsuits.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:02:50

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