NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1978
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(Studio) California appeals court ruling in overturning conviction of Juan Corona on chgs. of murder, due to incompetency of his attorney at 1st trial, noted. Reaction of local people to new trial order reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Yuba City, California) Background of Corona trial given; California appeals court's criticism of Corona defense attorney Richard Hawk noted. Films shown. [HAWK - likes Corona, believes he's innocent and is glad reversal granted.] [Sutter Cnty. district attorney Ted HANSEN - cites problems in bringing case to new trial.] Concerns of county residents about cost of new trial outlined.
REPORTER: Rick Davis
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