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Joan Little Case #482404

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1975
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(Studio) Joan Little charged with murder of white jailer in North Carolina. Superior court judge Henry McKinnon dismisses defense motions to drop case.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Washington, North Carolina) [Sheriff Ottis DAVIS - says jailer found dead on bunk of cell occupied by Joan Little.] Body of jailer nude from waist down; sheriff failed to mention fact; fact also kept from grand jury investigating case. Miss Little says jailer tried to rape her and she stabbed him in self-defense [Miss LITTLE - believes issue is whether woman has right to defend herself.] Joan Little defense fund set up. Defense attys. request trial be moved to different part of state; to support request, survey of prospective jurors ordered; questions on survey discussed.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley

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