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Illinois / Dotson-Webb Controversy #303501

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 11, 1985
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REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Gary Dotson's continued clemency hearing, called after his alleged rape victim Cathleen Crowell Webb recently recanted earlier accusation against Dotson, featured; films shown. [Prosecutor Margaret FROSSARD - doesn't believe Webb faked rape.] [Investigating ofr. Anna CARROLL - describes Webb's behavior at time of rape.] [Prosecutor J. Scott ARTHUR - dismisses credibility of Dotson's alibi witnesses.] [Governor James THOMPSON - questions Webb's former lover David Beirne.] [BEIRNE - testifies about his and Webb's sexual activity.] [Barbara DOTSON - defs. son.] Thompson's decision said expected soon.
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Reasoner, Harry

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