NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 24, 1976
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst gets 7 year sentence for role in robbery of San Francisco bank in 1974. Will be eligible for parole in 16 mos.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) Hopes were for light sentence due to circumstances of situation, especially being SLA kidnap victim. Defense attorney Al Johnson cites effect of situation on Patty Hearst and her family. Prosecutor James Browning urges stiff sentence as warning to young revolutionaries. Judge William Orrick quoted. Mrs. Catherine Hearst believes daughter never got break, from court or from press. [F. Lee BAILEY - notes press fear that Patty would get special treatment.] Patty to testify in grand jury hearing Monday against Bill and Emily Harris. Patty still faces trial for Los Angeles, California, kidnap and assault.
REPORTER: Rick Davis Artist: Walt Stewart