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Williams, 60, is serving two life sentences for the murders of two of the adults. Authorities closed the children’s cases after those convictions, saying they were certain Willliams was responsible for the entire string of crimes, although he was never charged with them.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at a news conference Thursday, announcing a new look at the Atlanta Child Murders evidence.
Consequently, questionsamong victims' family members, some investigators and members of the public have lingered over the years.
Williams has been tied by authorities to many of the child victims, the mayor said last week. Bottoms’ public announcement coincided with the 40-year anniversary of the case and the release of a new documentary on the killings.
Williams’ attorney, Lynn Whatley, told Channel 2 Action News the reexamination of evidence needs a third-party observer to make sure the process is done fairly.
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