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Wayne Williams is convicted of two Atlanta murders

The verdict was swift and harsh. "We the jury find the defendant Wayne Bertram Williams guilty on count number one... guilty on count number two," said Foreman Sandra Laney, a cable television worker in Atlanta, after the jury had deliberated only eleven hours. Williams, who had managed his own radio station at age 16 and gone on to become a failed music promoter and freelance photographer, was, at 23, a convicted killer. Surrounded by four sheriffs deputies who have guarded him since the trial began last December, Williams stared silently as Judge Clarence Cooper...

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