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Crimes / South Carolina Spree / Ohio Patricide / Youth Retrial / Montreal Robbery #262279

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1979
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(Studio) Details given about brief South Carolina crime spree by Eugene Skaar and Ronald Woomer, both of Huntington, West Virginia, before it ended with police tracking them to Myrtle Beach hotel. Another crime item reported to concern patricide investigation being conducted by Cleveland authorities.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cleveland, Ohio) Background given on White family, father named John and children, Michelle and John, Junior [Neighbor Ilona AMBRUS - describes difference in children's behavior when father was home and when he was away.] Chgs. placed against children for allegedly hiring neighborhood youth Jerome Watkins to kill father stated. [Cleveland homicide squad spokesperson James FUERST - describes murder.] Contd. search for Watkins noted. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry

(Studio) Conviction of 14-yr.-old Robert Earl May, Junior, for robberies in Brookhaven, Mississippi, reported to have resulted in sentence of 48 years with no chance for parole. Appeals of civil rights groups and individuals said to result in release of May on bond and granting of new trial. Report on Montreal bank robbery in which helicopter was used.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Casselberry, Jackie;
Cronkite, Walter

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