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Atlanta murders of 1979–81
Mon, 2019-Aug-19 01:58 UTC
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With 234,556 views on Sunday, 18 August 2019 our article of the day is Atlanta murders of 1979–81.

The Atlanta murders of 1979–1981, sometimes called the Atlanta child murders were a series of murders committed in Atlanta, Georgia, from the middle of 1979 until May 1981. Over the two-year period, at least 28 children, adolescents, and adults were killed.

Wayne Williams, an Atlanta native who was 23 years old at the time of the last murder, was arrested, tried, and convicted of two of the adult murders and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Police subsequently have attributed a number of the child murders to Williams, although he has not been charged in any of those cases, and Williams himself maintains his innocence. In March 2019, the Atlanta police, under order of mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, reopened the cases in hopes that new technology will lead to a conviction.

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