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San Diego, California / Van Dam Kidnap/Murder/ Westerfield Trial / Levenson Interview #708481

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(San Diego: Charles Feldman) The verdict in the trial of David Westerfield for the kidnap/murder of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam featured; scenes shown from the courtroom. [On June 6, mother Brenda van DAM†- testifies about her sex life.] [Lead prosecuting attorney Jeff DUSEK†- tells the jury about the evidence.] The California law of the penalty phase discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Loyola law school professor Laurie Levenson about van Dam case. [From Los Angeles, LEVENSON - explains the jury's role in the penalty phase & the aggravating factors; cites the possible appeal issues; notes the low number of executions in the state of California.]

Brown, Aaron;
Feldman, Charles

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