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Gretna, Louisiana / Zelaya Murder / Williams Verdict #340703

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 11, 1992
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Gretna, LA: James Hattori) Overturning of guilty verdict in last year's trial of Vernon Williams for the murder of Julie Zelaya in Gretna, LA, featured. [In jail, WILLIAMS - says he's innocent; talks about plea bargain he turned down.] Williams' conviction on circumstantial evidence noted; Richard Powell said to have admitted to raping the victim and testifying against Williams in return for a lesser charge. [Williams' ATTORNEY - talks about Powell's plea bargain.] [Juror Tammy DRAGON - says there was a lack of evidence.] [Williams' attorney Richard TOMPSON - comments.]

Hattori, James;
Schieffer, Bob

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