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Washington / Murder For Hire Trial #78180

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 17, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Spokane, WA) Trial of Ruth Coe, accused of hiring hitman to kill judge and prosecutor responsible for sending son Fred Coe to prison examined; film shown. Fred Coe's identification as "South Hill" rapist discussed. "Spokane Daily Chronicle", newspaper running series on rapist, noted monitored by managing editor Gordon Coe. Mrs. Coe's alleged efforts to have Judge George Shields and prosecutor Don. Brockett killed considered. Testimony of Violet Cooper noted; basis of defense arguments presented by Carl Maxey outlined. [Ruth COE - considers son a scapegoat.] Possible sentence if convicted mentioned.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Robinson, Max

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