• Short Summary

    Lieutenant William Calley, who last week was convicted of the My Lai "massacre" three years ago in South Vietnam and sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour, has been allowed to live meantime in his own quarters.

  • Description

    Lieutenant William Calley, who last week was convicted of the My Lai "massacre" three years ago in South Vietnam and sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour, has been allowed to live meantime in his own quarters. This follows an order from President Nixon which comes after widespread protests at Calley's sentence. Calley's bungalow is under military police guard, but he has been allowed visitors.

    Colonel Oran Henderson, the highest-ranking officer to face trial in connection with the massacre, attended a pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade on Friday (2 April). Outside the courtroom he was questioned by reporters and said he didn't feel like a scapegoat, but had been hurt by doubts.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WGH5FZ24H9NOKVMNEXCQLPI4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WGH5FZ24H9NOKVMNEXCQLPI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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