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Sniper / New Orleans #225620

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 09, 1973
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(Studio) New Orleans returns to normalcy. City mourns deaths 6 persons killed by sniper at downtown Howard Johnson hotel. Sniper killed Sunday Today identified as 23 year old Mark Essex.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Rifle found with Essex's body same weapon that killed police cadet and wounded police ofr. New Yr.'s Eve. Theory is that conspiracy to kill policemen exists in city. [Police Superintendent Clarence GIARRUSSO - says believes conspiracy exists.] Earlier Giarrusso said 2 snipers on roof of hotel; not sure now. [UPI reporter Joe MANGUNO - says saw another sniper after 1st sniper killed. Heard sniper yell out "Power to the people."] Hotel guest Tim. CAREW - says heard sniper tell hotel maid that revolution had come.] Patrolman Paul Persigo, killed by sniper, buried today.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Mark Essex never arrested for felony nor believed to have belonged to any militant organization Navy record notes character disorders.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Emporia, Kansas) Essex grew up here. Had normal life. [Neighbor Rex WILLIAMS - says something must have happened.] [Teacher Robert LODLE - says Essex got along well at school.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Pappas, Ike;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:10

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