NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1976
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst testifies for 3 hrs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) Hearst testifies about being forced to make taped statements that now the prosecution wants to use against her. Tape recording played of Hearst admitting her part in bank robbery. She testifies that remarks she made were written by her captors and recorded inside the closet where she was kept. Says she thought she'd be killed if she didn't cooperate. Notes being sexually assaulted. Hearst says notes for Sacramento bank robbery were in her handwriting. Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey objects. Later Judge Oliver Carter rules Hearst might incriminate self by testifying about evidence of another crime. Says she was told she was free to go, but didn't believe them. Defense must decide if Hearst should testify before jury.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Walt Stewart