NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 16, 1974
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(Studio) FBI identifies SLA leader Don. DeFreeze "Cinque" as 1 of Patricia Hearst's kidnappers and now, bank robber. SLA group got $10,000 from bank. Bank photos show "Cinque" and Patricia Hearst.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) 4 women and 1 man called selves SLA while robbing bank. Fired guns on way out. Tentatively identified: Nancy Ling Perry, Patricia Soltysik, Camilla Hall, and DeFreeze. Ex-con., DeFreeze met women through prison rights campaign. All charged with robbery except Patricia Hearst. [US attorney James BROWNING - says there's reason to believe she's not willing participant; wanted as material witness.] [Bank manager James SMITH - tells how Hearst held her gun; all looked ready to use them.] Family comes home from Mexican vacation. [Father Randolph HEARST - expresses shock.]
REPORTER: Gail Christian