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Little Trial #484331

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 14, 1975
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(Studio) Closing arguments made in Joan Little case.

(Raleigh, North Carolina) Defense attorney Marvin Miller asks what jailer, Clarence Alligood, was doing in Little's cell at 3 a. m. with pants off. Miller says no crime to defense self against unlawful act. Prosecutor William Griffin asks if sexual activity gave Little the right to kill Alligood. Defense attorney Karen Gallaway describes why Little had no choice but to strike at jailer with ice pick. She asks jurors if they would have given themselves up if had been Little. Prosecuting attorney Lester Chalmers says Little gave Alligood the ice pick trial.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Hart, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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