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The Atlanta Child Murders
Innocent or Guilty?
"This quiz is about the Atlanta Child Murders. Although Wayne Williams was convicted, some doubt that he was the real killer. Did Wayne Williams really kill those children? What really happened the night he was arrested? To find the answers, please enter."
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When did the murders begin?
What were the names of the first two victims?
Edward Smith and Alfred Evans
Yolanda Jones and LaDonna Jackson
Milton Harvey and Yusef Bell
Alfred Bell and Yusef Evans
During this time many people believed the murders to be racially motivated and conducted by the Ku Klux Klan?
What was the name of the first female victim?
What kind of car was murder victim, Jefferey Mathis, last seen in on the night he disappeared?
A black cougar
A blue Buick
A blue Nova
A black Cadillac
On July 22, 1980, a child was taken from his or her house. What was the name of that child?
Camille Bell, Willie Mae Mathis, Venus Taylor, and Reverend Earl Carroll formed a committee to try to put a stop to the crimes. What was the name of the committee?
S.T.O.P (Committee to Stop Children's Murders)
H.E.L.P (Committee to Stop Children's Murders)
C.S.C.M (Committee to Stop Children's Murders)
When murder victim Earl Terrell disappeared, police thought they had a suspect. They centered their investigation on a pedophile, but eventually the man was cleared. What was the name of the pedophile?
Kenneth Eugene Parnell
John Wayne Gacy
John David Wilcoxen
What was the one thing that connected all the murder victims?
When did Mayor Maynard Jackson issue a citywide curfew?
Winter of 1980
Summer of 1980
Fall of 1980
Spring of 1980
On Friday, May 22, 1981, police were staking out The James Jackson Parkway Bridge in an effort to monitor suspicious behavior, when they saw a station wagon drive pass them and stop. Police say they heard a splash from the bridge during this time, and when the wagon started to drive pass them again, they stopped the wagon. The driver of the station wagon was Wayne Williams?
What was the suburb called where Wayne and his family lived?
In 1976, what crime was Wayne Williams arrested for, but never charged with?
Soliciting a minor
Impersonating a police officer
On May 24, 1984, a body was found floating in the Chattahoochee River. What was the name of this man?
Witnesses came forward to say that the victim found floating in the Chattahoochee River was seen after Wayne Williams was supposed to have killed him?
Wayne Williams given five separate polygraph tests.
When did Wayne Williams' murder trial begin?
January 2, 1982
December 28, 1981
November 22, 1981
February 3, 1982
In the trial it was found out that Wayne Williams lied to the F.B.I. about his whereabouts on the night he was arrested?
What was the jury's verdict?
Not guilty by reason of temporary insanity
Guilty by reason of insanity
In what year was a five hour CBS docudrama entitled "The Atlanta Child Murders" first aired?
Each year, new scientific tests come out to help those falsely accused of a crime, and to help the police in apprehending the right person. What scientific tests are Wayne Williams and his lawyers seeking?
Saliva and sperm
What is the name of the Klan member who told a police informant that the Ku Klux Klan was trying to begin a race war by killing black children?
After Williams was arrested, children and adults were still being abducted and killed in Atlanta?
In December 1983, Supreme Court Justice, Richard Bell, went on record stating what?
That Wayne Williams should have a new trial.
That the case is still unsolved.
That Wayne Williams was innocent.
That Wayne Williams was guilty.
What important decision was made in July 1999?
Decision for aquittal.
Decision to overturn the jury's verdict.
Decision to allow evidence that was with-held at the trial.
Decision for a new trial.
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