Anton LaVey and Terry Hallinan Outside Courtroom

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KRON-TV news footage from May 12th 1967 featuring scenes from a press conference with author and occultist Anton LaVey (1930-1997) and his attorney Terry Hallinan outside a San Francisco municipal courtroom. Judge Donald B. Constine had found LaVey guilty of misdemeanour last month, for disturbing the peace at his 6114 California Street address in the Richmond District with noise from his pet lion Togare. LaVey was fined $50 today and also given a 90 day suspended sentence, with one year probation. LaVey states: "I think it sort of shows that witchcraft trials are still in progress and I'm very disgruntled about the whole thing ... I think the powers of the wrath of Satan shall descend upon all those that have had anything to do with this conviction." Hallinan points out that since LaVey gave Togare to Fleishhacker Zoo, the administration there have made it increasingly difficult for him to have access and LaVey is now considering donating Togare to a different zoo, as a result of these restrictions. He also describes his new family pet to reporters - a capybara. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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