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NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 22, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Trial of Roswell Gilbert in mercy killing of wife Emily examined; films shown. [Neighbor Harriet BERKIS - thinks Gilbert couldn't watch wife suffer any longer.] Impact of Alzheimer's disease and bone disease on Emily Gilbert described; controversy surrounding case noted. [Prosecutor Kelly HANCOCK - considers Gilbert's action murder.] Hans Florian recalled not chgd. in mercy killing of his wife in 1983. [Esther ROTHSCHILD - understands Gilbert's actions; feels he should be freed.] [Martha MORAN - feels father acted out of love in killing mother.]
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Murphy, Dennis
Duration:
00:01:50

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