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Chester, Nebraska / Child Abuse #554158

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chester, Nebraska: Bill Schechner) Chester, Nebraska, featured in child abuse case. [Chuck CLEVELAND - describes finding boy's body.] Boy's unknown identity noted. [WOMAN - describes her reaction to boy being found.] Scenes shown of Christmas service. [Pastor Jean SAMUELSON - death makes you appreciate life more.] Chester people reported buying plot and headstone for boy. [Voice of MAN - nobody should be left alone.] Boy's identity, Danny Stutzman, noted discovered years later. Stutzman reported being native to Ohio Amish cntry.; details given, scenes shown. "Readers Digest" writer Henry Hurt mentioned investigating story. [HURT -describes Danny's father Eli Stutzman's mental problems and ultimate withdrawal from Amish society.] Eli Stutzman reported arrested and charged with felony child abuse in Texas; details given of another investigation involving shooting of roommate; scenes shown. [Nebraska sheriff Gary YOUNG - thinks father killed son.] [Ohio deputy sheriff Tim BROWN - can't believe Stutzman would kill someone.] Chester reaction to arrest noted. [MAN - we're all part of God's family and we should look out for each other.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Schechner, Bill

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