• Short Summary

    THE JUDGE, AT THE OPENING OF THE RUBY TRIAL IN DALLAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY), REJECTED DEFENCE PLEAS THAT RUBY BE ACQUITTED ON GROUNDS OF INSANITY, AND THAT ALL PROSPECTIVE JURORS AND SPECTATORS SHOULD BE SEARCHED BEFORE ENTERING THE COURTROOM.

  • Description

    THE JUDGE, AT THE OPENING OF THE RUBY TRIAL IN DALLAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY), REJECTED DEFENCE PLEAS THAT RUBY BE ACQUITTED ON GROUNDS OF INSANITY, AND THAT ALL PROSPECTIVE JURORS AND SPECTATORS SHOULD BE SEARCHED BEFORE ENTERING THE COURTROOM.

    ALTHOUGH CAMERAS WERE NOT ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM, OUTSIDE THE DOOR IT SEEMED EVERY CAMERAMAN IN THE UNITED STATES WAS POISED READY TO RECORD THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN THE TRIAL.

    THE FIRST PHASE OF THE TRIAL -- SELECTION AND SWEARING IN OF THE JURY -- IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ANYTHING UP TO TWO WEEKS. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE 900 PROSPECTIVE JURORS, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE DOUBT AS TO WHETHER AN ACCEPTABLE TWELVE CAN BE FOUND. ABOUT HALF THE 150 WHO TURNED UP YESTERDAY WERE WOMEN. AFTER EXCUSING 15 AS UNQUALIFIED, THE JUDGE ADJOURNED THE TRIAL UNTIL TODAY (TUESDAY) BECAUSE OF THE FUNERAL OF A FORMER MAYOR OF DALLAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21A92L06L5V4MY23IGBXWMUB
    Media URN:
    VLVA21A92L06L5V4MY23IGBXWMUB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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