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Hearst Case / Sentence #487825

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 12, 1976
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst recs. standby prison sentence and 90-day psychiatric study for judge to decide final sentence.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(San Francisco, California) Randolph and Catherine Hearst leave apt. for cthse. Judge Oliver Carter asks F. Lee Bailey if he wishes to make statement. Bailey asks for medical and psychiatric tests before sentencing. As formality, Carter orders Hearst to max. of 25 years in prison. [Co-defense attorney Al JOHNSON - significant that judge wanted more time to decide.] Hearst to make court appearance in Los Angeles Wednesday Rptd. she'll turn state's evidence against William and Emily Harris and will give information re: underground terrorist groups. Johnson denies report
REPORTER: Rick Davis

Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick

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