NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 06, 1979
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(Studio) Attempted prison escape of Sara Jane Moore, convicted of trying to assassinate then-President Gerald Ford in 1975, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Alderson, West Virginia) Film of Moore's attempted assassination of Ford shown. Her guilty plea, sentencing and later transfer from California to federal prison for women in Alderson, West Virginia, reported Details given with regard to her attempted escape with another inmate, until police sergeant Emmett Sullivan picked them up. Prison officials' response to escape stated. Moore's press conference noted. [MOORE - thought she would escape or be killed. Gives reasons for attempt.] FBI investigation mentioned.
REPORTER: Jim Scott
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