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    DAVID BERKOWITZ WAS ORDERED TO UNDERGO FURTHER PSYCHIATRIC MONDAY AFTER REFUSING TO HEAR SENTENCE PASSED FOR THE MURDER OF SIX PERSONS IN THE SON OF SAM KILLINGS.

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    POLICE VAN CARRYING BERKOWITE ARRIVING AT ESCORT COURT SECURITY OFFICER DESCRIBES STRUGGLE, SKETCHES WILD-EYED BERKOWITZ ENTERING COURT, SKETCHES MRS MOSKOWITZ DISTRAUGHT VIOLANTE, JUDGES, DEFENCE AND PROSECUTION (LONG SECTIONS OF SKETCHES VARIOUS JUDGES INVOLVED...TO BE DROPPED...D.A. MEROLA COMMENTS ON RULING, ROBERT VIOLANTE ON HIS EMOTIONAL REACTION AND BITTERNESS AT RULING MRS MOSKOWITZ LEAVING VAN AND ESCORT COURTHOUSE.




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    ED. NOTE: RUNS 2:43 FROM FIRST PIX (PRECEDED BY STUDIO SITDOWN L. SUGGEST SHOP SKETCHES AFTER ONE SHOWING BERKOWITZ BEING MANHANDLED OUT OF COURT. REPORTER CONNIE COLLINS NO STANDUP.

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    Background: DAVID BERKOWITZ WAS ORDERED TO UNDERGO FURTHER PSYCHIATRIC MONDAY AFTER REFUSING TO HEAR SENTENCE PASSED FOR THE MURDER OF SIX PERSONS IN THE SON OF SAM KILLINGS. BERKOWITZ FOUGHT WITH HIS GUARDS AND ATTEMPTED TO JUMP THROUGH A WINDOW BEFORE HE WAS SUBDUED. HE THEN CALLED ONE OF VICTIMS A WHORE AND DESERVED KILLING AMONG THE WITNESSES TO OUTBURST WERE PARENTS AND RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS, THE MOTHER OF STACY MOSKOWITZ, AND ROBERT VIOLANTE LEFT WITH BADLY IMPAIRED VISION BY A BULLET FIRED BY BERKOWITZ. VIOLANTE SHOUTED OUT IN THE COURT THAT BERKOWITZ SHOULD DIE.. THE COURT WASTOO LENIENT. BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNEY MEROLA PROTESTED THE RULING FOR FURTHER PSYCHIATRIC TEST BUT WAS OVERRULED BY ALL THREE JUDGES SITTING ON THE CASE SENTENCING WAS DEFERRED MID-JUNE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFF49WUU18X3KI02H3BV0P6BJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADFF49WUU18X3KI02H3BV0P6BJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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