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California / Girls Kidnapping / The Struggle #707191

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 02, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Thelma Gutierrez) The 12 hours of terror for teenager Tamara Brooks, who was kidnapped by fugitive Roy Ratliff, featured; scenes shown from the abduction site in Lancaster, California. [BROOKS - describes what happened in her struggle with her captor.] [Kern County Sheriff Carl SPARKS†- says the girls were ten minutes from being killed because the kidnapper was a two-striker; adds the suspect got what he deserved.] Ratliff's criminal record recalled. [Woman who reported vehicle Bonnie HERNANDEZ†- comments on helping.] [SHERIFF - describes the shootout when the girls were in the car.]

Brown, Aaron;
Gutierrez, Thelma

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