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Davis Murder Solicitation Hearing #259312

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
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(Studio) Texas court hearing on whether accused man can be held without bond while awaiting trial on chgs. of soliciting murder reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Fort Worth, Texas) Background of T. Cullen Davis' acquittal on chgs. of murdering stepdaughter in incident involving shooting of estranged wife Priscilla and her friend given. Films shown. FBI arrest of Davis on Sunday on chgs. of trying to have judge in Davises' divorce case killed noted; details about discovery of plot and arrest with aid of Davis employee David McCrory given. Tape recording transcript shown on screen and photo shown. Reassembly of Davis defense team that secured acquittal in murder case reported [Defense attorney Richard "Racehorse" HAYNES - says this is strange plot.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg Unsigned sketches

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Engberg, Eric
Duration:
00:02:10

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