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Moore Prison Escape / Ford Assassination Attempt #58291

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 06, 1979
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(Studio) Sara Jane Moore's attempted assassination of then-President Gerald Ford in 1975 recalled; film shown. Moore's brief escape from prison on Monday night reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Alderson, West Virginia) Details of escape from West Virginia federal prison by Moore and fellow inmate Marlene Martino given. Involvement in escape of teenager David Ross, taxi driver, and police sergeant Emmett Sullivan noted. [Taxi DRIVER - says women paid whole fare in quarters.] [SULLIVAN - describes detention of women.] Moore's return to Alderson federal prison maximum security area reported [MOORE - reacts to capture.] Justice Department said deciding whether to prosecute Moore for escape attempt.
REPORTER: Margaret Osmore (WOAY newstape)

Osmer, Margaret;
Reynolds, Frank

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