Judge Nichol instructs prospective Wounded Knee jurors

Jan 18, 1974 —
Topics: Politics
Kevin McKiernan

Judge Nichol instructed 30 prospective Wounded Knee jurors not to read or listen to news on the trial, nor talk to anyone about it. Russell Means and Dennis Banks are charged with breaking and entering, stealing guns and a car, obstructing justice, blocking roads and firing guns at federal agents. They are also charged with conspiracy to break the law.

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