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Hillside Strangler Suspects #498161

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1978
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(Studio) Los Angeles police speculation that Peter Mark Jones might be Hillside strangler reported; is noted that Police hold Jones in connection with 2 cases, after George Shamshak claimed he drove van while Jones committed murders.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Massachusetts prisoner Shamshak's transferral from Los Angeles to San Diego federal prison, after Boston attorney said client should be chgd. or released, noted. Shamshak's alleged statements to both Los Angeles and Massachusetts police with regard to involvement with childhood friend, Jones, as Jones killed 2 women detailed. Films and photos shown. 2 women killed in cases were Jill Barcomb and Kathleen Robinson. [Shamshak's attorney Tom TROY - comments on Los Angeles Police treatment of client.] [Los Angeles Police chief Daryl GATES - notes Shamshak is convicted robber and is in prison in custody.] Police speculation that other Hillside stranglings may have been committed by several People cited.
REPORTER: Warren Wilson

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Wilson, Warren
Duration:
00:01:40

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