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Illinois / Dotson-Webb Controversy #95578

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 19, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Chicago, Illinois) Growing public pressure to release Gary Dotson, imprisoned for rape his alleged victim now confesses he never committed, examined; background to Cathleen Crowell Webb's confession that she lied at Dotson's original trial recalled. Films shown. [Governor James THOMPSON - will hear case soon.] [Polygraph examiner Robert CUMMINS - claims test supports Webb's new story.] [Cook county prosecutor Scott ARTHUR - claims Webb is now lying; compares her acting ability with that of Katharine Hepburn.] [1979 jury foreman Katherine SWANSON - felt Webb's original testimony was credible.] [WEBB - notes she has nothing to gain by coming forward now.]
REPORTER: Chris Bury

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter

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