Last night, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien hosted a special documentary on ‘The Atlanta Child Murders.’ Thirty years ago, a string of murders of African-American children terrorized Atlanta, Georgia, and gripped the nation. There were 28 male victims and Jack Mallard, the prosecutor in the case, believes that one man – Wayne Williams – is responsible for at least 25 of them.
Media reports spread the fear nationwide and reminded parents to keep a close watch over their children. Williams, a former DJ, became an official suspect in the Atlanta child murders when a loud splash in the river was heard during the final hours of a stakeout.
He is now serving two life sentences in the case, after being tried and convicted of only two of the murders and still insists he’s innocent.
Soledad revisits the case after interviewing Williams for approx 6 hours over a two day period and casts doubt as to if the real killer was ever apprehended.
Soledad O’Brien presented evidence and invites viewers to share their experiences and offer a verdict. CLICK HERE to visit CNN’s site for extensive coverage on the Atlanta Child Murder case and to cast your vote.
In case you missed it, the full documentary re-airs on the following dates:
Saturday June 12: 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and later at 2 a.m.
Sunday June 13: 8 p.m., 11 p.m., and later at 2 a.m.
Do you remember the Atlanta Child Murders??