ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 18, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Houston, Texas) Issue of plea bargaining in United States criminal justice system examined; films shown. [Kentucky Judge Benjamin SCHOBE - notes court overload.] Findings of network poll of public's perception of judicial system outlined on screen, discussed. [Prosecutor David ARMSTRONG - notes role of prosecutor.] Leo Joseph Butler's attempted murder case cited as example; details given. [Prosecutor R. K. HANSEN - thinks Butler saved himself 40 years in prison.] Irony in Butler's case explained; California's efforts to eliminate plea bargaining considered. [Judge Pat LYKOS - questions alternative to plea bargaining.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld
(Studio) Nightline announced.
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