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Atlanta Murders / Williams #278926

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 17, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) Wayne Williams, chgd. with murders of Nathaniel Cater and Jimmy Ray Payne, reported entering plea before Atlanta, Georgia, Judge Clarence Cooper; details of hearing examined. Films shown. Cater's father, Alonzo Cater, noted present at hearing; possible defense strategy of attorney Mary Welcome considered.
REPORTER: Sam Ford, Artist: Sharon Falk

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) Problems faced by prosecution in case against Williams examined; films shown. [Defense attorney Mary WELCOME - wonders why client was never actually seen throwing body off bridge.] Basis of police arrest of Williams and district attorney Lewis Slayton's efforts to delay prosecution recalled. [State crime laboratory sin. Larry HOWARD - discusses evidence.] [Defense attorney Tony AXAM - cites circumstantial Proof.] Possible weakness of state's case examined. [WELCOME - notes Slayton's admission that evidence isn't good enough to go to court with yet.] [May 27, 1981, SLAYTON - comments.] Task force noted still investigating string of murders.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Ford,, Sam;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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