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Georgia / Wilson Case / Wilson, Bernstein Interviews #890718

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Oct 28, 2007
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(Studio: Melissa Long) The release from prison of Genarlow Wilson after a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that his imprisonment for having consensual sex with another teenager was cruel and unusual punishment reported. [WILSON†- talks about how he’s changed and what he’s learned.]

(No location given: Rick Sanchez) Taped interview held with Wilson. [WILSON†- explains why he didn’t take a plea deal; talks about the changes he’ll make in his life.]

(Studio: Melissa Long) Taped interview held with Wilson’s attorney B.J. Bernstein. [BERNSTEIN†- talks about Wilson’s reaction to the ruling and what he’ll be doing next.] Scenes shown of Wilson leaving prison on Friday and in church today.

(Atlanta: Rick Sanchez) Previously aired segments reviewing Wilson’s case presented;scenes shown from the Day's Inn where Wilson and friends rang in the New Year; video shown of the party. [In February, WILSON†– comments on losing his freedom.] Scenes shown of Wilson and family receiving the swiftly-overturned September order to release him. [In June, WILSON – says he did not force the girl into oral sex.] [In June, prosecutor Eddie BARKER††- says no physical force was used.] [Georgia senator Eric JOHNSON††- characterizes the oral sex as rape.]

Long, Melissa;
Sanchez, Rick

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