The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 18
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 18

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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Shooting From Page 1 A18-Patm Beach Post. Thursday, December 9, 1976 Jury Scolds Police For Bad Wiretaps g '- . She said she told her daughter Dyer was wanted for murder and her daughter broke into tears. "She (Gigi) started screaming: 'This isn't true mother you're just saying it to get me away from him," Mrs. Kisak said. Dyer then got on the phone, Mrs. Kisak said. She said she pleaded with him to let her daughter leave that she would give him money, help him, get him a lawyer. "He said: 'Ma'am, I'm going to let your daughter go, but I swear I'm innocent. I didn't kill nobody." Mrs. Kisak said her daughter left home "for the first time" four months ago and went to Los Angeles, where she worked as a waitress. There she met Dyer who was employed as a bartender. "Gigi told me he didn't have any money, but he's gentle and he treats her good," Mrs. Kisak said. "Still, I didn't approve of him because of his job." The couple visited Mrs. Kisak for a week in October. "He was the nicest, most well-mannered boy. I only met him for a week," Mrs. Kisak said. Mrs. Kisak said Dyer introduced himself as Winston McMurtry of Good Letts-ville, Tenn. Mrs. Kisak said she sent her daughter $800 last week to make the trip to Florida. When Los Angeles detectives contacted her, she said she gave them the license number of her daughter's 1974 Lincoln Continental. Dyer was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital after the shooting and then transferred to St. Mary's. , Miss Kisak was taken to the County Jail on murder and armed robbery charges. Los Angeles sheriff's Lt. Ed Douglas said Dyer is believed to have been inside Rockfellow's apartment, according to evidence gathered by the department. There is evidence that connectes Dyer and Miss Kisak "together prior to and immediately'' after the crime, Douglas said. "This makes her a principal in the crime under California law," he said. Dyer is also wanted for questioning in connection with a series of robberies in Bell, Calif., DougUs said. Meanwhile, Nashville, Tenn., police said Dyer is wanted there in connection with the armed robberies of four businesses between Jan. Jl and Feb. 21, 1975 and a stroru:-armed robbery of a residence i;i March of this year. proceedings resulted, that no indictments would be issued. However, it termed the actions "deplorable" and urged area law enforcement officers to familiarize themselves with the law. "The grand jury in no way condones the conduct of the Palm Beach Police Department in this regard," the report said. "The obvious ignorance of the law demonstrated by the experienced policemen involved (which ignorance persisted until the matter was recently brought to the attention of the State Attorney's Office) is deplorable. The most well-meaning policeman must still be charged with the solemn responsibility to know and to uphold the rights of all the citizenry." 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David Bludworth, however, said some Palm Beach residents were concerned that their children were involved in some criminal activity and had asked the police to assist. In its report, the grand jury found "a total absence of any criminal intent on the part of any of the . . . officers whp conducted and supervised these investigations and in fact notes their actions were well motivated by concern for the juveniles who were the targets of the interceptions (wiretaps)." The grand jury said since there was no significant injury to the rights of those tapped, and since no legal Jury Rules Boy's Death 'Excusable' The death of 11-year-old Richard Murphy, killed by a hunter in the Corbett Wildlife Refuge, was ruled an excusable homicide yesterday by the Palm Beach County grand jury. Indictments for first-degree murder, sexual battery and evidence and witness tampering were returned and ordered sealed by Circuit Court Judge Robert llewitt until those indicted are taken into custody. No charges will be filed against Michael Penzenik, the hunter who fired the fatal shot Nov. 14. The child was in the area with his father and brother who were hunting. Penzenik said he fired into a tree at what he thought was a squirrel. When he found Murphy on the ground he called for medical help, but the boy died before aid arrived. Assistant State Atty. Harold Cohen inspected the shooting scene last week and termed the area, several miles from the nearest road, a "jungle." The indictment for evidence and witness tampering was opened at 5 p.m. when North Palm Beach police Patrolman Norman Gregory surrendered at County Jail. The charges were brought in relation to a case involving Gregory while he was an officer with the Ocean Ridge Police Department. However, neither the State Attorney's Office nor Ocean Ridge Public Safety Director Louis Spano would comment on the nature of the charge. Charged with the first-degree murder of Paul Sessa of Palm Beach on Nov. 13 or 14, was Robert Alan Witzel, 23, of 2031 Dock St., West Palm Beach. Witzel is an independent newspaper distributor for The Post. Witzel was arrested yesterday afternoon by Palm Beach police detectives. Sessa died about midnight Nov. 13 in his home at 212 Cherry Lane, Palm Beach, from a drug overdose. The drugs allegedly were sold to Sessa by Witzel. The grand jury will reconvene this morning to hear testimony on the extension of garbage contracts by the former County Commission and residents' complaints from Village Royale condominium in Boynton Bearh. - THOM SMITH Atomic Energy Panel Blasted By Democrats WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats lambasted the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee for failing to supervise adequately the nation's nuclear power policies and voted last night to strip the 30-year-old panel of all bill-writing power. The move to turn the once-powerful committee into little more than an advisory group was led by Rep. Jonathan Bingham of New York, who said the panel has outlived its usefulness. The Democratic caucus decision is certain to be approved by the full House, since Democrats will control the next Congress by about 2-1. Rep. Clarence Long (D-Md.), accused the committee of increasing the risk of nuclear war by promoting export of "peaceful" nuclear power plants to countries and giving them the potential for developing nuclear bombs. "There are a lot of good people on this committee," Long said, "but they seem to think their job is to promote nuclear proliferation rather than restrain it." Joint Committee member Rep. Teno Roncalio (D-Wyo.), said, "We ought to abolish the thing." The panel had been criticized recently by the citizen's lobby Common Cause as "a huckster for the nuclear power industry." The group said the panel ignored nuclear safety issues. But Rep. 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