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Atlanta / Williams Trial #69752

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 28, 1981
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(Studio) Beginning of Wayne Williams' murder trial in Atlanta, Georgia, reported
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Atlanta, Georgia) Sec. precautions for trial described; scenes shown. Opening statements of district attorney Lewis Slaton and Judge Clarence Cooper with regard to Williams' alleged murder of Jimmy Ray Payne and Nathaniel Cater outlined; problems involved in jury selection noted.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin Artist: Bill Lignante

(Atlanta, Georgia) Background to trial recalled; films, photos shown. [Attorney Ed GARLAND - notes pressure on community.] [Faye WILLIAMS - cites son's attitude.] Lack of experience of defense attorney Mary Welcome mentioned. [WELCOME - explains tactics.] Cooper's similar inexperience noted. [Victim's mother, Camille BELL - doesn't believe Williams is guilty.] Possible outcome of trial mentioned.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

Chase, Rebecca;
Reynolds, Frank;
Sirkin, Bob

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