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Opsahl Murder / A Son's Struggle #651352

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 18, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The sentence for Sara Jane Olson (aka Kathleen Soliah) for conspiring to assassinate police officers in 1975 noted.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The struggle of Dr. Jon Opsahl to bring to justice the murderers of his mother Myrna Opsahl featured; details given about the 1975 California bank robbery/murder that may be linked to the Symbionese Liberation Army. [OPSAHL - says he figured the police would get the bad guys.] The revelations about the crime in the book "Every Secret Thing", written by Patricia Hearst, noted. [Loyola Law School professor Laurie LEVENSON - says this was a very cold case.]

Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy

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