Hoping for a new trial

April 1996
Jet;4/15/96, Vol. 89 Issue 22, p8
Presents a photograph of ex-Black Panther Elmer `Geronimo' Pratt and his attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. during a hearing on whether Pratt's murder conviction should be overturned.


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