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Little Trial #484288

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1975
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(Studio) Joan Little cross-examd. Defense rests.

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Jailer Clarence Alligood's family present. Little tells D. A. William Griffin she made no protest when Alligood forced her to have sex with him. She demonstrates jabbing at Alligood with ice pick. Says she didn't intend to leave him to die; didn't know how badly he was hurt. Little pleads 5th amendment when asked about 1974 breaking and entering trial. Jury not allowed to hear about trial. Defense witness tells of 2 instances in which Alligood engaged in sex with black women. Jury not allowed to hear her. Judge Hamilton Hobgood refuses defense request to throw out all charges against Little.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff Artist: Verna Sadock

Hart, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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