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Stanton, California / Runnion Murder / Avila #706230

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 22, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Santa Ana, California: David Mattingly) The first court appearance for Alejandro Avila††. charged with the kidnap/murder of five-year-old Samantha Runnion, featured; court video shown. [Orange County superior court Judge Gary PAER†- reads the kidnap/murder charges.] [Orange County district attorney Tony RACKAUCKAS†- comments on the legal options.] The DNA evidence against Avila discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) (Studio: Jeffrey Toobin) The DNA & physical evidence in the murder case & the death penalty option in the state of California, which has an endless appeal process, discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Mattingly, David;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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