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Texas / Prison Escape / Recapture / Rivas #195076

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 22, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Mike von Fremd) The capture of four of the seven convicts who escaped from a Texas prison on December 13 featured; scenes shown of the Colorado trailer park where the men were caught. [FBI special agent Mark MERSHON - comments on the arrest and the suicide of Larry Harper; says Patrick Murphy and Donald Newbury are armed and dangerous.] [Voice of EYEWITNESS - describes what happened.] The murder of police officer Aubrey Hawkins during a robbery carried out by the fugitives recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Washington: Pierre Thomas) The tip about the fugitives' whereabouts from a viewer of America's Most Wanted and the background to Harper's suicide discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) George Rivas, ringleader of the escapees, profiled. [Rivas' high school speech class teacher Jeanne STEELE, Rivas psychiatrist Dr. Richard COONS, defense attorney Louis AGUILLAR - talk about Rivas.]

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Pierre;
von Fremd, Mike

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