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Illinois / Drowned Children / Mothers Who Kill #743823

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) The tragic crime of mothers who kill their children featured; statistics cited; details given about charges against Amanda Hamm@ and her boyfriend, Maurice Lagrone@ Jr., accused of submerging a car with Hamm’s children inside into an Illinois lake last September; other examples cited, including the cases of Marilyn Lemak@, and Susan Smith. [Hamm’s mother Ann DANISON@- wonders why Hamm & Lagrone didn’t save the children.] [Dewitt County, Illinois, Sheriff Roger MASSEY@- comments on criticism that an arrest wasn’t made sooner.] [Case Medical School Dr. Phillip RESNICK@- says we like to think of mothers as loving Madonna-like figures.] [Victim’s father Shane SENTERS@- says there were indications Hamm didn’t want the children.]

Rather, Dan;
Bowers, Cynthia

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