Lawyers for 19-year-old Leslie Bacon went before an appeals court Thursday (April 29) seeking to block her transfer in custody to Seattle to appear before a grand jury probing the March 1 bombing of the U.
SHOWS 15 SECONDS SITDOWN TO CAMERA FOLLOWED BY VOICE OVER PIX EXTERIORS OF GIRLS APARTMENT BUILDING AND WINDOWS OF HER ROOMCSHE WAS ARRESTED THERE EARLY TODAY), THEN SOF HER ATTORNEY PHILIP HIRSCHKOP SAYING GOVT HAS NO EVIDENCE THAT GIRL LESLIE BACON IS IN FACT A WITNESS TO INCIDENT, THAT IN ANY CASE SHE WOULD HAVE APPEARED VOLUNTARILY, THAT HE HAD TOLD HER TO STAY WHERE SHE WAS TO BE CALLED, BUT FBI HAD TO BATTER THEIR WAY IN JUST THE SAME TO MAKE ARREST OF 19 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO HAS NO PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD..AND IN GENERAL PROTESTS GIRLS ARREST.
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Background: Lawyers for 19-year-old Leslie Bacon went before an appeals court Thursday (April 29) seeking to block her transfer in custody to Seattle to appear before a grand jury probing the March 1 bombing of the U. S. Capitol.
The two-man U. S. District Court of Appeals adjourned without giving any decision.
U. S. District Attorney Harold Sullivan said Miss Bacon had personal know edge of circumstances surrounding the explosion and--according to information from an undercover informer--she probably would flee the country if she had the chance.
Miss Bacon's lawyer Philip Hirschop told reporters outside the court that the government had no right to hold the girl "on the order of a creepy undercover agent."
"The government apparently thinks she overheard a conversation regarding the explosion," he said.
"But they have got to rely on the word of an informer when they have no idea of his motives or purposes," Hirschop said.