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Alabama / Sheriff Indictment #49281

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 29, 1977
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(Studio) Alabama Peace Officers' Association sets up fund for defense of Mobile Cnty. sheriff Tom Purvis, indicted with 8 deputies for allowing prisoner to escape and then killing him.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Mobile, Alabama) Purvis says he looks forward to trial and expresses contempt for Justice Department role with federal grand jury. [PURVIS - denies guilt; notes time prisoner's attorney spent with grand jury in investigation.] Details of indictment noted. Killed was Louis Wallace. [Prisoner's sister Daisy Mae WILLIAMS - believes officers knew of escape, could have stopped it and didn't have to shoot Wallace.] Jail warden John McCorvey is 1 of those indicted.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Shaw, Bernard;
Walters, Barbara

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