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Jai-Alai / Murders #75856

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 1982
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(Studio) Apparent link between 18-mo.-old murder of Tulsa, Oklahoma, executive Roger Wheeler and jai-alai noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Boston, Massachusetts) May 27, 1981, murder of Telex and World Jai-Alai executive Wheeler recalled; films shown. [US attorney Frank KEATING - recalls Wheeler's controversy.] Murder this August of World Jai-Alai president John Callahan noted. [Connecticut chief state's attorney Austin McGUIGAN - praises Callahan.] Callahan associate, convicted felon Edward Brian Halloran, reported also killed this year in Somerville, Massachusetts; police said determining that all 3 murders were contract killings. [Dade Cnty., Florida, police sergeant Mike HAMMERSCHMIDT - believes there's link between all 3 murders.] [Tulsa chief of detectives, Major Stanley GLANZ - notes common denominator of World Jai-Alai Corp.] Gambling aspect of jai-alai explained; revenue from sport realized by Florida last year outlined on screen. Wheeler recalled recing. anonymous letter warning him against purchasing World Jai-Alai; letter shown, quoted on screen. Wheeler's resulting concern for his life and for legality of business noted. [GLANZ - hypothesizes reasons for Wheeler's murder.] Callahan's remaining connections with World Jai-Alai despite his ouster as president in 1976 examined; Halloran's claim to have allegedly been offered murder contract on Wheeler by Callahan noted. [May 30, 1981, World Jai-Alai spokesperson Martin FLEISCHMAN - is shocked at murder.] World Jai-Alai said remaining primary focus of authorities' investigations.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Reporter(s):
Murphy, Charles;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:05:20

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