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Texas / Judge Beating Case / Adams Interview (Part I) #1006345

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 03, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A look at Texas Judge William Adams†† for beating his disabled daughter Hillary seven years ago when she was 16 introduced; beating with a belt shown. [In his car, ADAMS - defends disciplining his child.]

(Rockport, Texas: Gary Tuchman) The judge's story for whipping his child quoted and reviewed; details given about the statute of limits on any crime; scenes shown from his courtroom. [Arkansas County attorney Richard BIANCHI†, Judge C.H. "Burt" MILLS†- offer views on Adams as a judge.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Hillary Adams and her mother Hallie Adams about the beating and tape. [Hillary ADAMS - talks about the escalated beatings so she set up the camera.] [Hallie ADAMS - recounts the pressure on her and her reaction to the taped beating.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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