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The Nation

March 26, 1985

A grand jury agreed to give Bernhard H. Goetz until today to testify about why he shot four teen-agers on a subway, and his lawyer said he will try to counter an "overzealous presentation" from the prosecutor. "Mr. Goetz will indicate to the grand jury that he was a victim and acted to protect himself from a clear and present danger to his person," said defense lawyer Barry Slotnick. Goetz, 37, a self-employed electronics engineer, is charged with shooting the four on a subway train on Dec. 22. Goetz said the teen-agers were trying to rob him.

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