NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1975
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(Studio) Jury finds Joan Little not guilty of murder of jailer, Clarence Alligood.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Raleigh, North Carolina) Foreman announces verdict. Judge Hamilton Hobgood sentences chief defense attorney Jerry Paul to jail for 14 days for contempt of court in accusing judge of being unfair. Civil rights, feminists groups among Little supporters. [LITTLE - describes feeling; says not system but jurors set her free. Accuses prosecutors of being more concerned to send black woman to gas chamber, than to find truth.] [Juror Paul LASSITER - speaks of jury deliberations.] [Judge HOBGOOD - notes weakness of evidence.] Little now wants to help other blacks.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff
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