NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Teenage crime introduced.
(Pearl, Mississippi: Fredricka Whitfield) The murder case in which student Luke Woodham killed his mother and then shot his former girlfriend at school in Pearl, Mississippi, featured; scenes shown from Pearl High School. [Student witnesses STUDENT, Mark WILKERSON, Nathan HENRY, biology teacher Randy IVY, Pearl police chief Bill SLADE - describe what happened; talk about Woodham and the murders.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Fred Francis) The increase in crime by teens especially murder outlined; details given of the case in which a 15-year-old murdered 11-year-old Edward Werner in his New Jersey neighborhood. [New Jersey prosecutor E. David MILLARD, criminal justice expert Herb HOELTER, forensic psychologist Dr. N.G. BERRILL - talk about the abuse, neglect and other issues that cause kids to commit violent crimes.] A string of recent senseless killings by teens reviewed.