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Illinois / Wrongful Imprisonment Case #95434

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Chicago, Illinois) Controversy over Judge Richard Samuels' reimprisonment of convicted rapist Gary Dotson after his alleged victim Cathleen Crowell Webb confessed to lying about attack examined; background to case reviewed. [DOTSON - comments on return to jail.] [WEBB - admits lying about Dotson at trial.] Samuels' refusal to believe Webb discussed, quoted on screen. [Voice of DOTSON - comments on Samuels' decision.] [Radio CALLERS - criticize judge's actions.] [University of Chicago law school spokesperson Albert ALSCHULER - cites courts' past stance on recanted testimony.] [Governor James THOMPSON - will order new investigation if asked to intervene.]
REPORTER: Chris Bury

(Studio) [Webb's attorney John McLARIO, Harvard law school Prof. Alan DERSHOWITZ - discuss judge's decision, Webb's credibility.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter

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