• Short Summary

    The court martial of Lieutenant William Calley, accused of being implicated in the massacre of civilians in the South Vietnamese village of My Lai in 1968, was adjourned yesterday (Thursday, 17 December) for three weeks.

  • Description

    The court martial of Lieutenant William Calley, accused of being implicated in the massacre of civilians in the South Vietnamese village of My Lai in 1968, was adjourned yesterday (Thursday, 17 December) for three weeks. The adjournment came after the court had heard testimony from the fifteen consecutive witness to testify that the attack on the village was ordered by another officer, Captain Ernest Medina.

    Lieutenant Calley, aged 27, is accused of killing or directing the deaths of 102 civilians. The defence claims that whatever Calley did he did on instructions of Captain Medina, his superior officer.

    Calley's lawyer, Mr Bailey, said he was not perturbed at the way the court martial was progressing, and the evidence so far substantiated statements made by Captain Medina.

    Lieutenant Calley, who faces a possible death sentence if found guilty, told reporters he intended to going ski-ing during the recess of the court-martial.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4T333WIZTA8X3KYVD0HV1ART
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4T333WIZTA8X3KYVD0HV1ART
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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