ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Tampa: Mark Potter) The shocking murder case in Tampa, Florida, in which a woman was killed by Lawrence Singleton, who was convicted in 1979 of raping Mary Vincent and then cutting off her arms, featured; scenes shown from the Tampa neighborhood. [Neighbor Tom BENNETT, eyewitness Paul HITSON; in California, former county supervisor Nancy FAHDEN - talk about aspects of the Singleton cases.] [In April 1988, SINGLETON - offers denial in the Vincent case.] Justice Department statistics on the commission of violent crimes by violent criminals released from prison cited.
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