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Murphy Kidnapping #237918

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1975
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(Studio) Three federal judges order new trial for William Williams, convicted of 1974 kidnapping of Atlanta, Georgia, editor, Reg Murphy. They say his trial unfair due to improper publicity and improper court arguments.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Atlanta, Georgia) Film shows Murphy after release on February 22, 1974. $700,000 ransom paid. Williams arrested; money found in his home. Sentenced to 40 years in prison. On February 23, 1974, Murphy wrote detailed account of kidnapping. Murphy now editor of "San Francisco Examiner." [MURPHY - says absurd for federal court to be engaged in this exercise; they should be ashamed.] [Defense attorney Ty ATKINSON - says Murphy's stories prejudiced Williams.] Govternment may appeal.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger

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