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Crime History: Atlanta Constitution Editor Reg Murphy kidnapped

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On this day, Feb. 20, in 1974, the editor of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper was kidnapped. William Williams lured the editor, Reg Murphy, from his house with a promise of 300,000 gallons of heating oil for charity. Williams pulled a gun, bound and gagged Murphy and forced him into the trunk of his car. Murphy was forced to record ransom messages, then was driven around the city for nearly...

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