The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia on July 23, 1970 · Page 29
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7-C The Register; Danville, Va.,Thurc., Juty,23, T970 OrUy Alteration, Not MurdefS iiires Into Scuffle Between And Captain MacDonald Lawyers rCr. ^I\fl. ( AP^^JTUa =:.! - T l m - 4 * - J * t » i f . , - . , . « Wi , · i ., . i t... . . ^ _ . _ - .i . :'i F'f. fiRAfJfJ "" r i l l«,ftVlVT, i i i v / i . Vrtr.;--me Federal Bureau of Investigattoa is' making inquiries to detef- inine whether military police- inen assaulted Gapt. Jeffrey R ; Macponaid's lawyers when they took him into "protective cus'to^ fiyj' Monday! ."The·police- seized MaoDonald, over his lawyers* objections, to take samples of his hair, pre- sumably for use in prosecuting charges, that MacDohaid beat and knifed to death his pregnant ·Wife and two young daughters. .The. lawyers, Dennis Eisman and Bernard L. Segal, both of Philadelphia, Pa., said they were roughed up needlessly aft cr a military police captain in a civilian car forced their car off,.a.'post-street as they were riding with MacDohaid and bis military escort; Hearings int the three murder charge^ against MacCoriald had been temporarily recessed at the e Bill McKeithan of The Newsmen who wit.nessed th Incident supported the charges of the lawyers, but the Army defiled 'them. - FBI agents questioned delated Pi-ess, John Colt of Fa- /etteville, a reporter far the News and .Observer of Raleigh, and Jim Car? of the Fayette- ville Observer. They were trail* ng MacBonald itl a. ca? and iVere also forced off the street. Aft FBI spokesman said the nvestigation into the alterca- ion was requested by Warren Coolidge of FayctteVille, U. S. district attorney. Coolidge said, 'In view of reports that a critiie had been committed on the res- ervation (Ft; Bragg) within My jurisdiction, I felt there should be an investigatibrii" He noted : impartial FBI agents from Charlotte, riot. Fay- etteville agents, were making the inquiry. The FBI spokesman empha- pzed his agency was investigat- ing only the altercation, and not the murdefs for which Mac- Donald is charged. He said the point is to find out whether a crime, assault) was committed against the law- yers; from taking samples of their cli- ent's hair. Judge Algernon But- ler rilled 6Ver the Weekend the case was hot in his 1 jurisdiction, but Eisniah said this will be ap- According to Eisman, testimo- ny at the hearings has r'evealed that bits of unidentified hair were 1 found under Mrs. M£Don- ald's fingertips alter she died and other strands wet'e found near her body. 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He said it was recom^ mended by a Fayetteviile doctor as a precaution against his fdil complicatrnl; ah old cervical strain suffered in a fall at his home some, months ago ; - . After 'the p'olice took Macfipn^ aid Into tustodyi they carried hifn to his quafterSj took sam= pies of his hair, .and returned hirn to the car'e of his military escort.- .·Law enforcement officers who visited the MacDonald apart- meht Feb.- 17, the day his fam- ily was slain, and who ques- tioned MacDonald shortly after the murders; were among the witnesses diirifig the 12th day of the hearing Wednesday.- Eis- man said. Eisman has given the only ac- counts oT the hearings; which were closed over defense objec- tions.--The.Army refuses to c6in- inent oh the lawyer's reports ^Ahioflg Wednesday's witnes- ses, Eisman said, .was William Ivory, a CID agent involved in the_ investigation of. the deaths. .. The- lawyer said.Ivory testi- fied · he could not · determine whether anything was stolen from the MacDohaid apartment. .Ivory added, Eisman said that threads from MacDoriald's pajama top were found in tfrb bedrooms and in a haUway, and that bits of grass were found on rugs in tv/o bedrooms and the living room. Eisman said"lv6fyi testified that the: grass.'had riot been analyzed for etimpafison with grass - around the - oncost apartment, _Eisman said ivofy testified Be did not see an unidentified man with long hair wearing, bltie jeans and a khaki shirt in the apartment. The lawyer had said shortly after the hearing opened that a military policeman testi- fied he saw such, a man. Eisman said FBI ragent Rob- ert. Cavefly testified he talked with. MacDohaid the mornin* 6J the MUmgs. He said the inter- view took place at Wpmack Army Hospital, where the 27- year-old ^Greeii Beret physician frdm Patchogue, N. 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