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Guyana Incident / Layton Trial #58076

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1979
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(Studio) Report on trial of person chgd. in murder of 5 Americans in Guyana, prior to mass murder/suicide at Peoples Temple commune.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Georgetown, Guyana) Details about trial of Larry Layton in connection with murders of 5 Americans investigating Peoples Temple given. Surprises in trial noted to be changes in Layton's expected guilty pleas to lesser chgs. in return for government's dropping of murder charge outlined. Judge's granting of delay at request of defense attorney Rex McKay noted. [Prosecutor Nandram KISSOON - doesn't know what happened to cause delay.] [Defense attorney Stanley MOORE - comments.]
REPORTER: Al Dale Artist: Aggie Whelan

Dale, Al;
Robinson, Max

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