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Special Segment (US Justice System) #560653

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Connie Chung) Tom Sawyer reported serving time in Florida prison for murder he swears didn't commit. Sawyer's alcoholic past discussed. [Ex- roommate Penny BRADEN - says Sawyer isn't violent.] 1986 murder of Sawyer's neighbor Janet Staschak discussed; details given, scenes shown. [SAWYER - says police almost convinced him he killed Staschak during blackout.] Newspaper articles shown. [Sawyer's attorney Joe DONAHAY - says Sawyer is victim.] [Defense psychiatrist Glen GALLOWAY - says Sawyer was coerced.] Clearwater, Florida, police tape shown of scene. Police reported lying to Sawyer. [SAWYER - comments on

Brokaw, Tom;
Chung, Connie

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