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Massachusetts / Gang Rape Verdicts #89132

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1984
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(Studio) Recent convictions of some defs. in Massachusetts gang rape trial recalled.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Fall River, Massachusetts) Todays verdicts for remaining defs. examined; films shown. [JUROR - announces verdict.] Guilty verdicts of John Cordeiro and Victor Raposo and acquittals of Virgilio Medeiros and John Medeiros discussed. [Citizens Committee for Justice spokesperson Alda MELO - believes jury was influenced by media and public outcry; considers it racist.] [Defense attorney Ken. SULLIVAN - feels client had fair trial; denies anti-Portuguese sentiment in community or trial.] Sentencing mentioned next week
REPORTER: John McKenzie

McKenzie, John;
Koppel, Ted

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