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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, July 18, 1981-Page 7

Williams indicted on
2 counts of murder

in Atlanta
From AP and UPI
ATLANTA - Wayne Williams, a self-
styled talent scout who lured young
blacks with promises of a musical
career, was indicted yesterday for two
of the 28 murders that terrorized Atlan-
ta's black neighborhoods for two years.
"The next step is assignment to a
court and then arraignment," Fulton
County District Attorney Lewis Slaton
said in announcing the indictment.
THE INDICTMENT charged
Williams caused the death of Payne, 21,
on April 22, 1981, and of Cater, 27, on
4 May 22, in both cases "by strangling
and asphyxiating him with objects and
by means which are to the grand jurors
unknown." Both bodies were found in
the Chattahoochee River west of Atlan-
ta.
Williams, who is black, was arrested
June 21 on a charge of murdering
Cater. The Payne indictment was a
surprise because there had been no
earlier indication that the grand jury
would even discuss that slaying.
Police had said they considered
Williams a suspect in several of the
other slayings, but had not said which
ones.
C ATER AND PAYNE had been
Lobster and
carp leading
more ue l
existences
(Continued from Page 5)
say that with the right financial breaks
over the next two years, they could be
raising thousands of pounds of the tasty
crustaceans a year on the edge of the
Great Basin desert.
Infanger, 30, and Mickelsen, 29, have
spent the last seven years breeding,
hatching, studying, and coddling lob-
sters at the BYU aquatic ecology
laboratory, working toward master's
degrees in zoology. Now they want to
apply their knowledge to building a
commercial, solar-heated lobster ran-
ch.

killings
among the most recent - and the oldest
- victims of the string of 28 slayings
dating from July 1979, which brought
fear and heightened concern for the
safety of children in many parts of the
city.
Until this year all the victims had
been children. No young blacks have
disappeared or been slain since
Williams was put under police sur-
veillance in late May.
WILLIAMS' LAWYERS had no im-
mediate comment on the indictment. In
a preliminary hearing last month in
which Williams was bound over for
grand jury action, a State Crime Lab
technician said there was "no
significant microscopic difference"
betweeen fibers found in Cater's hair
and fibers found in a green carpet in
Williams' bedroom.
Microscopic similarities also were
noted between violet fibers found on
Cater's body and a violet and green
bedspread taken from Williams'
bedroom, the technician, Larry Peter-
son, said.
Police have said they also found some
fibers on Payne's body, but there has
been no public testimony about that
finding.
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A man was assaulted on S. University
and State St. Thursday at about 11 p.m.
when two suspects hit him on the head
with a piece of pipe and a belt buckle,
police said yesterday. One of the
suspects Twyman Penn, 19, of Ypsilanti
was arrested on charges of aggravated
assault. Apparently, when the police
arrived at the scene, Penn began acting
as if he were a witness, telling the
police what happened, another witness
said, until the victim pointed him out as
one of the assailants. Twyman had been
arrested earlier that night for the theft
of some bicycles from theDelta Kappa
Epsilon fraternity house, 1004 Olivia.

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