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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 May

Luther Cheatham Accused of Murdering Wife in Roanoke, Va., Home

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Police investigate the Cheatham home in Roanoke, Va., after Luther Cheatham is accused of murdering his wife Mary E. Cheatham. Two men arrange a sheet over the body before removing it from the house; officers display the gun used to shoot Mrs. Cheatham and examine a pool of blood on the floor. Officials escort Mr. Cheatham into an elevator in the Roanoke City Jail.
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