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Louisiana / Japanese Exchange Student Shooting / Trial #592853

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1993
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge: Bob Dotson) Opening tomorrow of the manslaughter trial of Rodney Peairs, who shot Japanese exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori last fall in Baton Rouge, LA, featured; the background of the case reviewed. [Yoshi's friend Webb HAYMAKER - says the man shot Yoshi when he did not "freeze."] The reaction to the shooting in Japan, which now teaches American slang to exchange students, outlined. Louisiana gun laws cited. [Defense attorney Lewis UNGLESBY, Yoshi's American host Holly HAYMAKER - comment.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Comparison made of the number of signatures gotten in United States and Japan on petitions calling for the removal of handguns in American homes.

Dotson, Bob;
Utley, Garrick

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