CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The jury vote of life imprisonment for Lee Malvo, who had been convicted in the Washington, DC, area sniper shootings, examined; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown. [Jury foreman Jim WOLFCALE- comments on the case.] [Victim's brother Vijay WALKEKAR, victim's sister Victoria SNIDER, sniper victim Paul LARUFFA, prosecutor Robert HORAN, Malvo defense attorney Craig COOLEY- react to the verdict.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Cooley about the jury decision. [From Richmond, COOLEY - says the presentation of the evidence persuaded the jury; states age was a factor.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown, Jeffrey Toobin) The surprising jury decision in the trial of Malvo in Virginia, how the defense really set up the penalty phase & the decision before Attorney General John Ashcroft over trying Malvo for another shooting in a different county discussed.