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Indiana / Ford Trial #64006

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1980
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(Studio) Prosecution reported resting its case in Ford Motor Company's reckless homicide trial in Winamac, IN; death of 3 girls involved in Pinto accident recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Winamac, IN) Prosecutor Michael Cosentino's inability to present crucial documents noted. [COSENTINO - comments.] Limitations placed on evidence submitted by Cosentino by Judge Harold Staffeldt outlined; test film shown. Crash of 1973 Pinto, killing Judy and Lynn Ulrich and their cousin Donna, recalled; film, photos shown. Testimony by mother of Ulrich girls with regard to recall notice received 6 mos. after their deaths noted. Key prosecution witness Harley Copp, former Ford executive, quoted.
REPORTER: Mike Von Fremd Artist: Aggie Whelan (WSJV film/tape)

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
von Fremd, Mike
Duration:
00:02:00

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