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Duluth, Georgia / Runaway Bride / Porter Interview #788764

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 02, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The saga of Jennifer Wilbanks, the runaway bride, introduced.

(Duluth, Georgia: John Zarrella) The background of Jennifer & her fiance John Mason reviewed; photos shown; scenes shown from the idyllic town of Duluth, Georgia. [Father Harris WILBANKS, teacher Jim LOFTON†, Mason's father Claude MASON - talk about Jennifer.] [WOMAN - comments on the Masons.] [WOMAN - talks about the stress of the wedding.] [Two police SPOKESMEN, cafe owner Ryan KELLY, Claude MASON, Harris WILBANKS, uncle Mike SATTERFIELD - talk about the search & her flight.] Jennifer's 911 call from Albuquerque played. [John MASON - reacts to her phone call.] [Duluth Mayor Shirley FANNING-LASSETER††- outlines the town's view of what Jennifer should do.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The legal issues in the Wilbanks story reviewed. [Duluth police Chief Randy BELCHER††- recounts Jennifer's kidnapping story, which is a violation of Georgia law.] [In interview, Gwinnett County district attorney Danny PORTER - outlines what part of the Wilbanks story is a crime.]

Brown, Aaron;
Zarrella, John

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