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Hughes Will #486586

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 13, 1976
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(Studio) It's claimed today that fingerprint of man named in Howard Hughes' so-called "Mormon will," Melvin Dummar, was found on envelope of will, which was left in office of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, UT.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) (Film of Dummar on May 1, 1976, shown.) Today in Los Angeles, California, court, chief backer of will, attorney Harold Rhoden, asks Judge Neil Lake to suspend proceedings on will. [RHODEN - says new evidence, if true, could indicate will is forgery; says evidence concerns fingerprints on envelope, but won't mention person's name.] Rhoden identified Dummar in court; judge turns down motion; Rhoden will make it again in Las Vegas, NV, court Tuesday Attorney for some of Hughes' relatives says evidence not new to him. [Jack DILWORTH - says outer envelope turned over to Utah officials who sent it to FBI for testing; says according to his info., Dummar's prints found.] Dummar denies charges, which, if untrue, is perjury. Nevada court must now decide if will should continue to be considered.

Chancellor, John;
Neal, Roy

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