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Fromme / Plea #480627

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) Judge refuses to let Lynette Fromme plead no contest. Jury selection begins. Fromme fired her co-cnsl. She's 1st person to be tried under assassination law passed after John F. Kennedy's death.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Sacramento, California) 40 prospective jurors in court Court-apptd. attorney John Virga with Fromme. Fromme tells judge that jurors cannot judge her; only her family (Charles Manson family) can. Jurors disqualified because she speaks in front of them. [VIRGA - says doesn't know if her actions helped. Will be more detriment than benefit.] [US attorney Dwayne KEYES - says inappropriate to take other than guilty plea.] Fromme rejects Virga as co-cnsl. and is entirely in charge of her defense
REPORTER: Don Harris

Chancellor, John;
Harris, Don

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