ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1977
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(Studio) Former UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president W.A. "Tony" Boyle leaves Pennsylvania prison today on bond. New trial ordered for Boyle, charged with masterminding murders of union rival Joseph Yablonski and family.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Boyle succeeded John L. Lewis as UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) head and is highest ranking American labor leader to be convicted of murder. Boyle served sentence for mishandling federal funds before transfer to present prison for murder sentences. Boyle refuses to answer any questions on release from prison. [BOYLE - is instructed not to say anything.] Later at downtown motel, Boyle speaks of murders. [BOYLE - denies any involvement in murders.] Late in day, Boyle flies home to DC.
REPORTER: John Martin
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