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Atlanta Child Murders / Williams Case Reopening / Drolet, Jackson Interviews #789728

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The reopening of the Atlanta child murders case, for which Wayne Williams was convicted in 1982, by Dekalb County police Chief Louis Graham† reported.

(Atlanta: Sara Dorsey) Graham’s conviction that Williams is innocent featured; details of the case in which 29 boys & young men were killed between 1979 & 1981 recalled; photos shown of victims Patrick Baltazar†, Curtis Walker†, Joseph Bell† & William Barrett†, whose cold cases will be reopened. [GRAHAM – says he doesn’t think Williams was responsible for anything; says maybe there can be justice for Patrick.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Taped in-studio interview held with former Atlanta prosecutor Joseph Drolet† about Williams’ conviction. [DROLET – cites evidence linking Williams to the victims.] Live interview held with Williams’ defense attorney Michael Jackson† about the case’s reopening. [From Buffalo, New York, JACKSON – disputes fiber evidence linking Williams to the victims; explains why he thinks the case can be reviewed; notes evidence of Ku Klux Klan involvement in one killing; reviews steps in the appeals process; comments on Graham’s reopening the case.]

Lin, Carol;
Dorsey, Sara

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