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Hearst Trial #486997

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1976
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(Studio) Judge Oliver Carter rules that jury may hear tapes by Patricia Hearst in which she describes self as revolutionary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) Court rejects Hearst's contention that she was forced to join SLA. Says government established that Hearst's remarks made after robbery were voluntary. Jury will hear tapes and hear of incident in which Hearst fired at Los Angeles sporting goods store [store shown] to free her alleged kidnappers who were stopped for shoplifting. Witnesses claim SLA leader, Don. "Cinque" DeFreeze, invited them to see Hearst after robbery. [Defense attorney F. Lee BAILEY - says SLA told Patty she would be tried and convicted if she returned to society and no 1 would believe her story. "Cinque" probably sparking in his grave.] Bailey will have to rely more on brainwashing defense
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Walt Stewart

(Studio) Govt. says William and Emily Harris won't testify against Hearst.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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