NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) West German court reported convicting Mohammed Ali Hamadei for hijacking of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847 in 1985 and of murdering United States Navy diver Robert Stethem; sentence given, White House response noted.
(Frankfurt, West Germany: Dennis Murphy) Response to Hamadei's sentence examined. [Parents Richard and Patricia STETHEM - comment on sentence.] Events leading to murder of Stethem reviewed; scenes shown. [Former hostages Kurt CARLSON, Michael BROWN, Tom MURRY - comment on sentence.] No. of West Germans abducted in Beirut, Lebanon, as result of trial given. [Richard STETHEM - hopes Hamadei will never be swapped for West German hostages.]