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Stanton, California / Runnion Murder / Avila Arrest #705791

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 20, 2002
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The arrest of Alejandro Avila† for the kidnap & murder of five-year-old Samantha Runnion featured; scenes shown from Stanton, California, of a vigil to honor Samantha. [KID, MOTHER - react.] [Orange County Sheriff Michael CARONA†- says Avila is the man who murdered Samantha; comments on finding the body.] Avila's violent background reviewed. [Avila's ex-girlfriend's foster brother Lewis DAVIS†- talks about Avila's attitude.]

Muller, Judy;
Woodruff, Bob

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