NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1984
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(Studio) Theft of Star of India sapphire by Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy in 1964 recalled. His later conviction on murder charges noted. Murphy's release from prison reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Zephyrhills, Florida) Murphy's turn to religion while in prison noted. [MURPHY - comments.] Films and photos of earlier reports on Murphy shown. Theft of Star of India from NYC's Museum of Natural History mentioned. Details given with regard to his conviction on murder chgs. Movie, "Murph the Surf", prompted by Murphy's status cited, starring Robert Conrad; scene shown. [Florida Department of Correction spokesperson Vernon BRADFORD - comments about Murphy.] [Former Miami detective Emory ZERICK - says this is just gimmick Murphy is using and that Murphy will never change.] [MURPHY - comments.]
REPORTER: David Hazinski
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