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Oregon / Internet Suicide Pact / Evinger Interview #780593

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Feb 13, 2005
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(Studio: Randi Kaye) Report introduced.

(Klamath Falls, Oregon: Kimberly Osias) The breakup of a Valentines Day suicide pact called Suicide Party 2005 that originated in Oregon and involved over 2 dozen women who communicated via the Internet featured; scenes shown of suspect Gerald Krein††. [Voice of chat room participant “JAMIE” – explains that she called police because a woman was talking about killing her kids.] [Klamath County district attorney Edwin CALEB†- says it’s not a hoax.] [Klamath County Sheriff Tim EVINGER†- says Krein indicated he wanted sex.]

(Studio: Randi Kaye) Taped interview held with Evinger about the mass suicide pact. [EVINGER – says it may have been for Krein’s sexual gratification; states he was preying on vulnerable people; explains what is being done to find the group members.] Last Call question introduced.

Kaye, Randi;
Osias, Kimberly

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