NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 1979
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(Studio) Pryor, OK, trial of Gene Leroy Hart and not guilty verdict reported; chgs. against Hart in 1977 murders of 3 Girl Scouts recalled.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Pryor, OK) Reaction to jury's verdict by Hart reported; mother quoted re: verdict. [Mrs. HART - comments.] Manhunt, culminating in Hart's April, 1978, arrest recalled; film shown. Hart noted as prison escapee at time of arrest. Defense attorney's argument with regard to local authorities' vendetta against Hart stated. Impt. of case with regard to local Indian population outlined. [March 20, 1979, interview, HART - says he represents fears with regard to ability of system to overwhelm individual.] Hart's return to prison on previous chgs. rptd
REPORTER: Dianne Wildman