NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1977
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(Studio) In Austin, Texas, state supreme court justice Don Yarbrough is indicted on charges of lying to grand jury and forging car title; is also rptdly. implicated in abortive murder plot. Yarbrough denies charges.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Houston, Texas) (Film, January 3, 1977, shown.) [YARBROUGH - takes oath of office.] Yarbrough was under suspicion when he took office; justice's problems noted. Former Yarbrough associate told grand jury justice was involved in murder plot. [YARBROUGH - will survive ordeal and it will come out successfully.] Houston district attorney Carol Vance says he has tapes proving Yarbrough plotted killing. Justice never hired killer so can't be charged with soliciting murder, but Vance says it shows justice should be ousted. [VANCE - thinks public should know and hopes authorities will remove Yarbrough from court]
REPORTER: George Lewis (KPRC-TV tape, Houston)