CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Report on murder-for-hire scheme allegedly planned by Texas millionaire recently acquitted in another murder.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Houston, Texas) Photo shown; is noted as having been faked by Judge Joe Eidson for FBI as part of plan to uncover murder scheme against Eidson by Texas millionaire T. Cullen Davis. Details of Davis' reasons for wanting judge killed given. Judge's testimony in Davis' trial outlined. FBI reported to have given photograph of Eidson to middleman in murder scheme, David McCrory, who once worked for Davis. McCrory's action in turning informant for FBI described. Davis' recent acquittal in death of stepdaughter mentioned; defense attys.' discrediting of Davis' estranged wife, Prisilla, in that trial stated. McCrory's claim that she is one of those Davis told him to arrange to be killed cited. Defense attys. in new trial, same as in previous one, noted to be portraying new chgs. as frameup; attys.' reported headed by Texas lawyer Richard "Racehorse" Haynes.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg Artist: Peggy Gage
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.