A Roanoke jury rejected Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley's self defense argument
They found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
Wiley shot and killed Jesse Ferguson last July fourth, after Ferguson fought
with Wiley's brother over a woman.
In closing arguments last night, the defense said Wiley was protecting his
life, the prosecution disagreed.
((ALTON PRILLAMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HE WAS IN FEAR OF
BODILY HARM, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOU HAVE A DUTY TO DO, AND THAT IS TO TURN
CEPADA WILEY LOOSE BECAUSE HE DID WHAT THE LAW ALLOWED HIM TO DO.
TOM BOWERS/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER IT WAS A WARNING SHOT OR
WHATEVER, THEY SHOT A GUN AND THEN THEY TEAMED UP, GRABBED THEIR PREY, AND SET
HIM UP FOR THE KILL. DON'T LET THE LAWLESS HIDE BEHIND THE LAW.))
SUPER=01-Alton Prillaman/Defense Attorney;
SUPER=01-Tom Bowers/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; :17
OUT Q=behind the law
The judge threw out a first degree murder charge, saying there was no
The jury had a choice of second degree murder, manslaughter, or not guilty.
((VOICE OF: JUDGE ROBERT DOUGHERTY; WE THE JURY ON THE ISSUE JOINED UNANIMOUSLY
FIND THE DEFENDANT CEPADA REYNALDO WILEY GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER;))
SUPER=29-Judge Robert Dougherty;
OUT Q=voluntary manslaughter
The jury will decide on Wiley's sentence this morning.
A Bedford County man sent his home and business up in flames, but was unable
to escape the blaze.
Authorities say William Hall assaulted his 11- year- old son with a knife
and then torched his appliance repair shop and his home next to it with a
propane tank and lamp oil.
Route 24 was blocked so firefighters could battle the blaze-- but they say
it was difficult to actually get to the burning buildings.
IN Q=we couldn't go
SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=chain link fence was locked.
Hall's wife had called police earlier, then called back to alert them the
house was on fire.
The mother and boy were not hurt-- hours later rescue crews located the
man's body buried in the smoldering rubble of his home.
Millionaire John du Pont -- now a
convicted killer -- has returned to a Pennsylvania mental hospital.
A jury found him guilty of third- degree murder in the fatal shooting of
Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
But the jury also found du Pont was mentally ill.
A judge will decide whether du Pont should spend time in a mental hospital
before serving his prison sentence.
Republicans believe they have nine- hundred- thirty- eight reasons this
morning why a special counselor should look into Democratic fund-raising
Yesterday the White House released the identities of guests who
were treated to an overnight stay in the White House during President
Clinton's first term.
Many of the nearly one-thousand quests were major political contributors.
The President defended his action saying the Lincoln Bedroom was never
While a company in Scotland is undergoing intense ethical scrutiny after
successfully cloning a sheep--
A research team in Blacksburg is quietly working on a similar project.
Bill Velander is the team leader of a group at Virginia Tech that has
implanted a human gene into the D-N-A of pigs.
The gene governs mammary tissue--
So, a lactating sow with the altered gene produces high concentrations of
certain HUMAN proteins in its milk.
These same proteins can be gathered from human plasma--
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but the pigs don't carry any human viruses such as H-I-V or Hepatitis B.
And the harvesting of the proteins from pigs is much cheaper.
IN Q=The mammary
((BILL VELANDER/TEAM LEADER: THE MAMMARY GLAND OF A LIVESTOCK, BECAUSE IT HAS
SUCH A HIGH CELL CONCENTRATION RELATIVE TO THE MILK THAT IT'S GOING TO SECRETE
IS 100 TO A THOUSAND TIMES MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN A STAINLESS STEEL VESSEL OR
SUPER=01-Bill Velander/Biochemical Engineer; :
OUT Q=vessel or reactor.
The pigs at the Virginia Swine Center are now manufacturing clotting proteins
that are needed by hemophiliacs.
Velander's group receives funding from the American Red Cross, and expects
the Red Cross to commercialize the process in the near future.
The Roanoke Valley has been home to not one, but TWO convicted drug
Keith Humphry reported on Javier Cruz, the convicted killer and drug runner
who became a government informant.
Now he has more.
IN Q=The high
SUPER=01-Peter Gruden/Drug Enforcement Administration; 1:06
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney for Western Va.; 1:48
OUT Q=Keith Humphry News 7
The high- profile nightclub he ran on 419 may have made him a much more
visible member of the community... certainly more so than federal authorities
would have liked.
Cruz lived in the Clearbrook area of the county for four years, but he was
not the only highly- placed drug informant in town.
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IN Q=The original
OUT Q=by Rivera.
Drug Enforcement Officials say Leo Rivera-Ruiz had been the Cali Cartel's
cocaine connection in New York City.
He shipped thousands of kilos of coke at a time. Cruz actually worked for
Once they were in custody, the pair was housed in special quarters atop
the county jail.
The Sixth Floor happens to have just two cells.
In order to re-establish contact with their suppliers, the government set
up a high-tech telephone line for Rivera and Cruz.
IN Q=With the cooperation
((WITH THE COOPERATION OF LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES IN FLORIDA, GEORGIA AND ON UP
THE EAST COAST- -ALL THE WAY TO BOTETOURT- -THEY MANAGED TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE
LOCAL HONE CALLS WERE BEING MADE IN MIAMI, WHEN IN FACT THEY CAME FROM THE
SIXTH FLOOR OF THE COUNTY JAIL IN JAIL.))
OUT Q=in Salem.
((OUR INITIAL APPROACH WAS TO COMPLETELY GAIN THE CONFIDENCE OF THE CALI CARTEL
HEADS IN COLUMBIA BY ESTABLISHING A MONEY-LAUNDERING SERVICE FOR THEM.))
Over six years, they processed 47-million dollars in drug profits...
keeping a commission of six or seven percent... that helped pay for the
Javier Cruz was bailed out and sent to Columbia where he set up a import
He sent home pictures of drug traffickers loading submarines to smuggle
cocaine into this country.
The government credits Rivera and Cruz with an enormous windfall of drug
But was it worth the risk to the Roanoke community?
IN Q=There was never
((THERE WAS NEVER ANY HARM TO ANY INDIVIDUAL. BOTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS
OPERATED SAFELY, NEITHER INVITING THAT KIND OF VIOLENT ACTIVITY....
And yet Mr. Gruden pointed out these are ruthless individuals, the folks who
are in charge of this operation, and so it would stand to reason they would
have reason to be ruthless here.
THAT'S CERTAINLY TRUE ANY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY.))
OUT Q=in the country.
Botetourt County officials say V-DOT's new proposal to save the Eagle Rock
bridge is better.... but they're still not COMPLETELY satisfied.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Week;
If the Board of Supervisors agrees on the new plan, the county would NOT be
forced to fund repairs to an additional bridge in Iron Gate... which had been
one of the stipulations of the original V-DOT proposal.
One aspect has not changed, however.
V-DOT is still asking the county to put up at least one and a quarter
million dollars to fix the Eagle Rock Bridge.
But that figure could turn out to be much higher, depending on state funds.
Virginia's Board of Education is making it harder to graduate high school.
Students will have to pass a new statewide test before earning a diploma.
The board approved plans to have students do more work in the core
curriculum before graduating.
IN Q=I've also believed
((RICHARD LAPOINTE/STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION: I'VE ALSO BELIEVED THAT
THEY SHOULD FOCUS ON HIGHER ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT BY STUDENTS IN HISTORY,
ENGLISH, MATH AND SCIENCE AND THAT THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING THESE PROPOSALS
WOULD BE A BETTER EDUCATION FOR ALL OF VIRGINIA'S STUDENTS.))
SUPER=01-Richard LaPointe/State Superintendent of Instruction;
OUT Q=Virginia's students.
The new requirements will be for all students, including those taking
John du Pont is back in a Pennsylvania state mental hospital, now a convicted
Yesterday a jury found the multi- millionaire guilty of third- degree murder
in the fatal shooting Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
But the jury also found du Pont was mentally ill.
A judge will decide whether du Pont should spend time in a mental hospital
before serving his prison sentence.
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is renewing his call for an independent
counsel to investigate Democratic fund raising.
Newly released White House documents show President Clinton was eager to
invite big time Democratic donors to stay overnight at the White House.
But the President defended his action, saying that in no case was
staying in the executive mansion contingent upon making a political
((I'M PROUD THAT THEY HELPED ME AND I WAS PROUD TO HAVE THEM THERE. THE LINCOLN
BEDROOM WAS NEVER SOLD, ONE MORE FALSE STATEMENT WE'VE HAD TO ENDURE. ))
OUT Q=HAD TO ENDURE.
Nearly a thousand people have been overnight guests at the White House in the
last four years.
Among them, director Stephen Spielberg, who made a 200-thousand dollar
donation to the Democratic party.
A report due out today brands President Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell
policy" toward gays in the military a FAILURE.
The report says the policy has led to an anti-gay backlash.
"The New York Times" reports the number of soldiers discharged for
homosexuality jumped 42-percent since the policy was put into place three years
The Defense Department says it will review the study.
A dispute between members of a Moneta family ended with a deadly house fire
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
IN Q=Fire crews called
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Fire Dept.; :15
SUPER=01-Gary Faribault/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :47
SUPER=01-John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 1:01
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.
(( Fire crews called to the scene on Route 24 near Moneta were greeted with a
column of black smoke rising into the sky.
It had taken just a few minutes for this cinder block building to go up in
flames, trapping its owner inside.
IN Q=We met the
((LT. RICKY TUCK/MONETA V.F.D.: WE MET THE DOORWAY.. .. FIRST GOT HERE.))
OUT Q=first got here.
Authorities say around 11 a-m, 65- year- old William Hall had argued with
his wife and assaulted his 11- year- old son with a knife.
His wife called police, but by the time they arrived, Hall had reportedly
taken a propane tank and lamp oil inside the house and set the building on
fire, with himself inside.
It would be another four hours before crews recovered what they believed was
IN Q=We've taken
((INVEST. GARY FARIBAULT/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'VE TAKEN TAPED
STATEMENTS.. STILL INVESTIGATING IT.))
OUT Q=still investigating it.
Police have not said what might have prompted the family dispute, but add
they'd been called to the residence several times before.
((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ))
IN Q=More than seven
((More than seven hours after the blaze was first reported, fire crews were
still on the scene, hosing down hot spots in the smoldering rubble. Meanwhile,
William Hall's body has been sent to Roanoke where officials hope an autopsy
can provide a positive identification. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.))
Many childhood development experts say growing up without a dad has a
negative impact on kids.
The Virginia Fatherhood Campaign is hoping to bring the traditional male
role model back into the home.
The group held a forum in Roanoke yesterday.
IN Q=When you have
((DR. DOUG LARSEN/CENTRAL SHENANDOAH HEALTH DIST.: WHEN YOU HAVE 40- PERCENT OF
ALL THE CHILDREN GOING TO BED EACH NIGHT WITHOUT A FATHER IN THE HOME, AND ALL
THE SOCIAL AND HEALTH CONSEQUENCES THAT COME FROM THAT-- IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM.
SUPER=01-Dr. Doug Larsen/Central Shenandoah Health Dist.;
OUT Q=a huge problem
Those taking part in the forum plan to bring the area's religious, medical
and business leaders together to work on possible solutions.
A court victory for the makers of the Norplant contraceptive.
A federal judge in Texas has thrown out five federal lawsuits against
The judge says the plaintiffs did not prove that the company should have
issued better warnings about the surgically implanted device.
The women were to be the first of some four-thousand plaintiffs to have
their lawsuits go to trial.
They complain of problems such as excessive bleeding, ovarian cysts and
wild mood swings-- as well as problems with the REMOVAL of the capsules.
Don't think in terms of death, think in terms of life--
That was the advice of a speaker on AIDS at Ferrum College this week.
IN Q=MY MAIN
((MY MAIN ADVICE IS TO CONTINUE TO LOVE THEM. THAT IS SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE
THERE ARE SO MANY PERSON WHO ARE HIV POSITIVE WHO ARE LIVING WITH AIDS. WHOSE
FAMILIES HAVE TOTALLY REJECTED THEM, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE TIMES WHEN THEY
TRULY NEED SUPPORT. ))
SUPER=01-Joyce Bullock-Gibson/AIDS Speaker;
OUT Q=NEED SUPPORT
One of Joyce Bullock-Gibson's sons died after contracting the AIDS virus.
She says that uniquely qualifies SUPER=@File; :
her to speak to young people about the dangers of AIDS-- and to offer advice to
family members of patients.
IN Q=I WOULD
((I WOULD ADVISE THEM TO REALIZE THIS PERSON IS LIVING WITH AIDS, AND NOT DYING
OUT Q=WITH AIDS
Gibson's speech was the first in a week of AIDS Awareness sessions at the
She says students learn all about the
nuts and bolts of H-I-V infection, but they don't hear about the emotional toll
it can take on families.
(TOSS TO BUMP)
A Roanoke jury found Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley guilty of voluntary
manslaughter last night, rejecting his self defense argument.
The judge had already thrown out a first degree charge saying the
prosecution had NOT proven premeditation.
Earlier the jury heard from the woman who was at the heart of the deadly
Kim Bonds was Ferguson's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son.
The trouble at the Embassy Motel started last July when Ferguson found
Bonds in a motel room with Cepeda Wiley's brother Ron.
Bonds testified Ferguson was violently jealous of Ron Wiley.
IN Q=if jesse would see
SUPER=01-Kim Bonds/Defense Witness;
OUT Q=i'm gonna kill him.
But the prosecution asked Bonds why, if she feared violence, did she let
Ferguson live at her apartment?
IN Q=i let Jesse
OUT Q=son away from him.
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Two convicted drug traffickers have been living in the Roanoke Valley.
((THE "EL CID" INVESTIGATION GROWS OUT OF OUR OWN ROANOKE AREA. THIS IS A
SOBERING FACT, BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATES THAT NO COMMUNITY IS IMMUNE FROM
INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING.) )
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney for Western Va.;
OUT Q=international drug trafficking.
Six years of international drug enforcement efforts in ROANOKE were
Including the role of convicted killer and drug runner Javier Cruz, who
became a government informant.
Cruz was arrested in Miami six years ago.
He and his former boss a drug trafficker named Leo Rivera, lived in the
IN Q=under this
((Peter Gruden/DEA Washington Office:
CRUZ AND RIVERA WERE BOTH FACING LIFE IMPRISONMENT, AND AGREED TO COOPERATE
WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.))
((Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney:UNDER THIS ARRANGEMENT, AGENTS OF THE UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRETENDED TO LAUNDER MONIES JUST AS UNDERCOVER AGENTS PRETEND TO BE
DRUG DEALERS. ))
SUPER=01-Peter Gruden/Drug Enforcement Administration; :00
OUT Q=drug dealers
More than just pretending...They got so good at it, they laundered
Now they have the evidence, but about half of the 41 newly indicted drug
traffickers are still in South America...
C-B-S will televise the Grammy Awards tonight.
Two of this year's nominations come from Franklin County.
Joe Dashiell spoke with record producer Tim Austin and bluegrass musician
IN Q=Tracy Chapman
SUPER=04-CBS Entertainment; :09
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :17
SUPER=01-Debbie Austin/Doobie Shea Records; :28
SUPER=01-Tim Austin/Doobie Shea Records; :37
SUPER=01-Dale Perry/Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; 1:01
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Tracy Chapman is hoping to collect a Grammy.
So is Tim Austin.
The group Smashing Pumpkins is still in the running.
And So is Dale Perry.
Austin and Perry may not have aisle seats Wednesday Night, but they will be
in the audience as nominees for two different Grammy Awards.
Tim and Debbie Austin run Doobie Shea studios near Boones Mill. The first
project on their own label, and the last bluegrass recording before their old
studio burned to the ground... "The Stanley Tradition" has been a blessing.
IN Q=Had we not
((DEBBIE AUSTIN: HAD WE NOT HAD THE ALBUM WE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE GONE BANKRUPT,
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH BECAUSE TIM'S BEEN OUT OF BUSINESS FOR SIX MONTHS.))
((TIM AUSTIN: I NEVER EXPECTED TO BE NOMINATED OR EVEN GET ONTO THE BALLOT
BECAUSE WE'RE JUST SO NEW, SO YOUNG, STARTING OUT, BUT WE'VE TRULY BEEN BLESSED
WITH IT. I'LL TELL YOU.))
OUT Q=i'll tell you
Dale Perry plays bass for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, nominated in the
Southern Gospel Category.
The band has won many national bluegrass awards, but this would be their
IN Q=It'll probably
((DALE PERRY: IT'LL PROBABLY HIT ALL OF US ABOUT FRIDAY BY THE TIME WE GET BACK
HERE AND GET TO OUR SHOW IN ASHEVILLE. WE'LL PROBABLY REALIZE BY THEN WHAT'S
HAPPENED AND IT'LL ALREADY BE OVER WITH. WE'RE GOING TO HOPE FOR THE BEST WHEN
WE GET THERE.))
OUT Q=we get there.
The competition in both categories is tough...
but both Austin and Perry say they're honored to be included among the best
of the recording industry.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
In the N-B-A,
Rookie Erick Strickland sank two free throws with three-point-nine seconds
left giving Dallas an 86-to-84 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
GO TO SCORES
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