The Law: Did TV Make Him Do It?

A young killer—an d television—go on trial for murder On June 4 Elinor Haggart, 82, a Miami Beach widow, discovered two teen-agers burglarizing her home. It was a fatal incident: the intruders abruptly shot the old woman to death with a gun they had found in the house, grabbed $415 in cash and made their getaway in the victim's 1972 Buick. Four days later Ronald Zamora, 15, confessed to police that he had killed Mrs. Haggart, who also happened to be his next-door neighbor. This week Zamora is facing a Miami jury—his accomplice will...

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