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Hillside Strangler Suspects #53263

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1978
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(Studio) Los Angeles police report of finding suspect in 2 of Hillside strangling cases noted. Photo shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) Suspect George Shamshak's statement that he spent 4 mos. with friend Peter Jones in Los Angeles last year reported Details with regard to Shamshak's escape from Walpole Prison in Massachusetts, his recapture in Boston in February and decision to talk to authorities in order to get protective custody out of Walpole given. [Massachusetts police Detective Lieutenant William BERGIN - states that Shamshak wanted out because of fear of reprisals from other inmates for being police informant. Notes this is when Hillside strangling info. came out.] [Suspect's mother Alice SHAMSHAK - thinks situation due to husband who used to beat children severely.] Boston residents' realization of irony in linking Hillside strangler to city of Boston strangler mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart (WCVB newsfilm)

Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill

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