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Trials / Washington, DC / Sniper Case / Muhammad Trial / Bryant Rape Case / Tarver Interview #740062

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Virginia Beach: Jeanne Meserve) The start of the murder trial of John Muhammad in the Washington, DC, area sniper shooting of Dean Meyers featured; details given of his opening statement & of the day's testimony; courtroom sketches by Bill Hennessy shown of prosecutor James Willett†† assembling the Bushmaster rifle. [Malvo defense attorney Michael ARIF†- says Muhammad defending himself was a surprise.] [Defense attorney William MOFFITT†, Montgomery County executive Doug DUNCAN†- react to the case.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The judge's decision after the preliminary hearing that basketball player Kobe Bryant will stand trial in Colorado for rape reported.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with The North Star Network.com Robert Tarver† about the Muhammad trial. [TARVER - says defending oneself never works out, but explains why the strategy may be brilliant; outlines how the appellate court may view the Muhammad case; comments on the change in the complexion of the Bryant case that may lead to the jurors questioning the accuser.]

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Meserve, Jeanne
Duration:
00:06:30

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