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California / Murder #206520

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 20, 1970
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(Studio) 9 brutal murders in California; Dr. Victor Ohta and family slain.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Soquel, California) Ohta, wife, 2 kids, secretary killed on $150,000 mount estate; home burned; 2 elder daughters away at school. [Fire chief Richard POUND - says found 5 bodies in swimming pool.] 1 car missing; victims bound, shot in back. [Sheriff Doug. JAMES - tells meager clues.] 20 mile N, few hrs. later gas station attendant shot same way.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) 3 held in Paso Robles, California, for other murders; Ronald Barnes, wife and daughter killed yesterday; John Archerd and 2 teenage 1/2 brothers suspected; killers apparently knew victims.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:03:50

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