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(Studio) Opening arguments reported heard in trial of John West Hinckley, Junior, accused of shooting President Reagan and others.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Day's ctroom. proceedings examined; remarks of prosecutor Roger Adelman and defense attorney Vincent Fuller examined; quoted on screen; Hinckley's alleged stalking of Jimmy Carter noted. Hinckley's repeated viewing of "Taxi Driver" starring actress Jodie Foster noted; scenes shown courtesy Columbia Pictures. Testimony of Secret Service agent Tim. McCarthy, police ofr. Thomas Delahanty reported Judge Barrington Parker's instruction to attys. with regard to insanity plea noted.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien
- O'Brien, Tim;
- Reynolds, Frank
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