Italy: Forget Rocincamte--Fly TWA

Throughout the three-day trial in Rome's crowded criminal court last week, it was difficult to distinguish the prosecution from the defense. Both sides, in a torrent of rhetoric, apparently considered the U.S. the real culprit­ and not Defendant Raffaele Minichiello. A lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, Minichiello, now 21, set a still unbroken record for long-distance skyjacking in October 1969, when he forced the crew of a TWA jet to fly 6,900 miles from California to Rome. At the time, Minichiello was AWOL and fleeing from a court-martial; he had broken into a PX because,...

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