• Short Summary

    DR JUSTIN OBI, A FORMER BIOLOGY PROFESSOR, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN MONROVIA ON MONDAY (MARCH 30) FOR THE MURDER OF THE AMERICAN EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP OF LIBERIA IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT..TEMPLE OF JUSTICE
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    2.
    CU JUSTIN OBI IN COURT
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    3.
    MV JUDGE ROBERT AZANGO READING JUDGEMENT
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    4.
    MV DEFENCE COUNSEL AMOS GEORGE
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    5.
    SV JURY (2 SHOTS)
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    6.
    MV JUDGE READING JUDGEMENT
    0.27

    7.
    SCU MISS PATRICIA NEWISS
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    8.
    MV PROSECUTION COUNSEL BILLY HORACE
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    9.
    MV COUNSELLOR
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    10.
    CU OBI
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    11.
    SV COUNSELLOR WINSTON TUBMAN LISTENING
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    12.
    SV JUDGE READING SENTENCE
    0.51

    13.
    SV JURY STANDING (2 SHOTS)
    1.01


    OBI, JUDGE, DEFENCE COUNSEL, MISS NEWISS, PROSECUTION, COUNSELLOR, JUDGE READING SENTENCE.




    Initials SAW/VS/BOB/ES


    EDITORS: YOUR ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO OUR PRODUCTION NUMBER 10189/69, SERVICED 21 NOVEMBER 1969, WHICH SHOWS THE AFTERMATH OF THE MURDERS, INCLUDING THE SHOT BISHOP

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DR JUSTIN OBI, A FORMER BIOLOGY PROFESSOR, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN MONROVIA ON MONDAY (MARCH 30) FOR THE MURDER OF THE AMERICAN EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP OF LIBERIA IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

    THE BISHOP, DILLARD BROWN, AND HIS TREASURER WERE SHOT IN THE BISHOP'S OFFICE, AND THREE OTHER PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED. ONE OF THE WOUNDED, THE BISHOP'S SECRETARY, MISS PATRICIA NEWISS, WAS IN COURT TO HEAR THE SENTENCE BEING PASSED.

    THE PRESIDING JUDGE, ROBERT AZANGO, DISMISSED OBI'S APPEAL AGAINST THE VERDICT OF HIS TRIAL LAST MONTH, AND ORDERED THAT HE BE HANGED ON APRIL 3.

    DR OBI HAS ADMITTED DURING THE TRIAL THAT HE SHOT THE BISHOP BUT CLAIMED HE WAS EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED AT THE TIME.

    A LARGE CROWD WAS IN COURT TO HEAR THE RESULT OF THE APPEAL AND SAW JUSTIN OBI ACCEPT THE SENTENCE CALMLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2OWMGXY66DSBFJE6CMD32XUB6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OWMGXY66DSBFJE6CMD32XUB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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