Star Witness

Insulin and a sleeping beauty

The spectators start lining up a few minutes before dawn outside the Newport, R.I., Superior Court. Only about 80 can hope to get seats for the proceedings, which begin three hours later, but the whole nation is being offered nightly peeks inside the paneled courtroom. Television cameras are recording the trial, and excerpts have been shown on network news programs. Viewers have not been disappointed: in its opening weeks, "the case of the sleeping beauty" has lived up to its billing as an Agatha Christie drama in real life.

On trial is Jet-Setter Claus von Bülow, 55. He...

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