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Massachusetts / Teen Killer #88122

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Hingham, Massachusetts) Community and family support for confessed killer Bobby Ludwig examined; circumstances surrounding his murder of father reviewed. [Police Lieutenant Edmond BURGESS - describes ax murder of victim.] Ludwig's father's history of abusing alcohol and beating family noted. [Victim's mother Edith LUDWIG - considers her son a Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde when drinking.] [Richard LUDWIG - defends. nephew's killing of brother] Extent of community's support for defendant said illustrated by size of defense fund collected so far. [Fund organization Veneta PROCTOR - feels supporters identification with Bob Ludwig.] [Assistant dist attorney Paul CUSICK - denies knowledge of extenuating circumstances.] [Richard LUDWIG - believes nephew should be freed.]
REPORTER: John McKenzie

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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