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Stanton, California / Runnion Murder / Arrest #706515

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 22, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Santa Ana: Shellee Smith) The processing through the legal system of Alejandro Avila††, who is charged with the kidnap/murder of Samantha Runnion, featured; scenes shown. [Voice of Orange County superior court Judge Gary PAER†- recounts the allegations.] [Orange County District Attorney Tony RACKAUCKAS†- says anyone who commits an act like this in Orange County will either die in prison or will be executed.] [This morning, on “Today,” Avila’s mother Adelina AVILA†- says God can forgive her son.] [Over the weekend, Samantha’s mother Erin RUNNION††- pleads with parents to watch out for each others’ babies.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Smith, Shellee

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