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Fromme Trial #480416

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1975
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(Studio) Lynette Fromme to find out Wednesday whether trial declared mistrial due to defense charging prosecution with suppression of evidence.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Sacramento, California) Fromme can't act as her own attorney due to her outbursts in court She refuses to participate each day. Defense attorney John Virga contends Fromme pointed gun at Ford as act of protest. Prosecution wants to prove she just failed to operate gun properly. Witness John Damir told police he heard Fromme say "It's not loaded anyway." Prosecution didn't tell defense of remark until Friday [Prosecutor Dwayne KEYES - explains why prosecution didn't turn over information sooner.] [VIRGA - says prosecution destroyed his defense On basis of Damir remark, jury could find Fromme not guilty.] Judge Thomas MacBride can dismiss charges, order mistrial or continue trial.
REPORTER: Don Harris; ARTIST: Gaylord Bennitt

Chancellor, John;
Harris, Don

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