Case of the Green Carpet

Threads of evidence produce an arrest in Atlanta

Two fibers, three or four dog hairs and one loud splash. Slim shreds of evidence, but last week they were enough to convince a Georgia magistrate that Wayne Bertram Williams, 23, should face a grand jury for possible indictment in the murder of Nathaniel Cater, 27, the most recent of the 28 young blacks found slain in Atlanta. Williams showed no emotion as Magistrate Albert Thompson read the decision upholding the arrest. Only later, as he was transferred back to his 6-ft. by 12-ft. isolation...

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