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Kent State Trial #474488

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 08, 1974
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(Studio) Federal judge ends Kent State trial abruptly, after acquitting 8 former National Guardsmen. Judge Frank Battisti says government fails to prove guardsmen violated students' civil rights.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cleveland, Ohio) [Defendant James PIERCE - hopes Kent State matter completely over.] [Defendant James McGEE - doesn't know if Kent State to be easy to live with.] [Defendant Barry MORRIS - thinks each guardsman relieved but no one likely to ever forget it.] [Defense attorney Bernard STUPLINSKI - believes court pointed out government's weak case; details given.] [Federal prosecutor Robert MURPHY - believes government had good case. Govt. case closed; civil cases upcoming.]
REPORTER: Andy Guthrie

(Studio) 1 of Kent state victim's father, Bernard Miller, reacts to acquittal.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) [MILLER - believes judge's decision unjust; some sort of convictions for guardsmen needed.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Chancellor, John;
Guthrie, Andy

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