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Davis Murder Conspiracy Trial #255446

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1978
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(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

Cronkite, Walter;
Engberg, Eric

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