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Illinois / Dotson Controversy #542913

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) Controversy over Judge Richard Samuels' refusal to release convicted rapist Gary Dotson despite confession of his alleged victim Cathleen Crowell Webb that she had lied in identification him as attacker examined; background to case reviewed. [WEBB - comments on Samuels' decision today, courtesy "Today", apologizes to Dotson's family.] Samuels' decision outlined on screen, discussed. [WEBB - claims she's now telling truth.] [Dotson attorney Warren LUPEL - comments.] Parameters of case considered. [Reverend Carl NANNINI - defs. Webb's confession.] [Barbara DOTSON - hopes Governor will intervene.] [Governor James THOMPSON - comments on possible appeal for clemency.]
REPORTER: Cassandra Clayton

Brokaw, Tom;
Clayton, Cassandra

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