NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 01, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Negligence lawsuit against "Soldier of Fortune" magazine reported going to jury in Houston, Texas. Report introduced.
(Houston, Texas: Jim Cummins) Robert Black, Junior, reported on Texas death row for hiring hit man to murder wife Sandra Black in '85. Black noted answering hit man John Wayne Hearn's advertisement in "Soldier of Fortune" magazine Hearn's ad shown on screen. Sandra Black's mother and son reported filing suit in federal court; charges against magazine listed. Pub. Robert Brown noted denying charges. Brown's attorney quoted. Family's attorney quoted. Ruling's important discussed. Newspaper editor quoted. [Society of Pro. Journalists spokesperson Bruce SANFORD - comments on case.] Profits from classified ads. discussed.