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Testimony Under Way in Double-Murder Trial
AND VICTOR D. HENDRICKSON
Double-murder suspect Wendell
Williamson appeared unshaken as eyewit
ness testimony about the Jan. 26 shootings
on Henderson Street got under way in
Orange County Superior Courthouse on
Five witnesses who saw or heard
Williamson’s shooting rampage took the
stand after attorneys made opening state
ments to the nine-woman, three-man jury.
There were also morning motions to sup
press statements made by Williamson at
the hospital the night of the shooting.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Carl
Fox told jurors in his opening statements
that the shooting “was premeditated. ” Fox
detailed the events of the afternoon of the
shooting, foreshadowing future testimony.
Fox said Williamson had an M-l rifle,
75 eight-rounds of high-powered ammuni
tion in his bag and several other clips when
he started up Henderson Street.
During his opening statement, Fox
pointed at Williamson and said he was
“guilty of two counts of first-degree mur
der, guilty of 11 counts of assault with a
Former Massachusetts Gov. Endicott Chuck'Peabody tells an audience
Wednesday evening in Gerrard Hall that the United Nations is in peril.
Athletics Official Reports $16,000
Gift to CAA; Congress to Investigate
BY SHARIF DURHAMS
1 STAFF WRITER
A day after the student body treasurer froze the
Carolina Athletic Association’s funds due to ques
tions regarding the group’s financial management,
Associate Athletic Director for Business and Finance
Martina Ballen said the Department of Athletics gave
the Carolina Athletic Association $16,000 to fund
ANTHONY REID said
congress never asked
about CAA’s generated
athletic activities this year.
“They made the request, and
the athletic director has ap
proved it,” Ballen said.
On Tuesday, upon the rec
ommendation of the Student
Congress Finance Committee,
Darling froze the CAA’s funds.
During the congress meeting
Wednesday night, Darling said
that after examining the CAA’s
account with the Student Ac
tivities Fund Office “there were
a few items worthy of further
inquiry by the committee.”
In October, congress allo-
cated $4,000 to the CAA because CAA President
Anthony Reid said the group had used all its funds.
Reid claimed Homecoming would not happen if the
CAA did not get more money.
However, financial records from SAFO show that
CAA’s generated funds fluctuated between $27,000
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oday in Court
. Excerpts from the first day of testimony in the Wended Williamson
■ The judge decided not to allow a statement Williamson made to a State Bureau of
Investigation agent on the night of the shootings.
■ District Attorney Carl Fox said in his opening statement to the jury that It was
■ Public defender James Williams said in his opening statement to the jury that
"Wendell Williamson was severely mentally ill, and the just verdict is not guilty by
reason of insanity.'
■ Katherine Stove! a UNC graduate student testified that Williamson said 'Run away
over there... so that I don’t shoot you.'
■ Joanna Morisey, a UNC senior, testified that from her house on Henderson Street she
saw Williamson shoot Reichardt
deadly weapon with intent to kill and guilty
of two counts of discharging a firearm."
Public defender James Williams said,
“Wendell Williamson was severely men
tally ill, and the just verdict is not guilty by
reason of insanity.”
Williams said Williamson’s mental
problems could be traced back to an out
break at the law school in September 1992
when he was “howling and beating himself
in the face.”
W illiamson had been diagnosed by sev
and $28,000 throughout September and October.
Reid said Wednesday night that CAA had not been
asked about the generated funds account and had not
tried to hide the funds. “I don’t want anyone to think
we finagled or did anything illegal,” he said. “We went
through the proper channels and we tried to work with
congress and the finance committee.”
Reid said he did not tell Congress about the gener
ated funds account because he was told that it was a
separate account. “What we get money from Student
Congress for was Homecoming and ticket distribution,
because the money we had in generated funds we
already had planned for.”
Reid said the money in the generated funds account
would help subsidize campouts and a program for
The finance committee will meet Monday at 7:30
p.m. inT-2 Carroll Hall to conduct the inquiry. Former
CAA President Jennifer Rasmussen said $20,000 was
available for CAA’s use when she left office last year.
“We have always been fiscally conservative,” she said.
In the Monday meeting, the finance committee will
have to set a date to lift the freeze on CAA’s funds and
decide on a course of action. The committee will ask
CAA officers to explain exactly where the money in
the account came from and why the group requested
funding from congress.
Reid said that if the numbers for this weekend's
ticket distribution for the N.C. State and Clemson
games had not yet been printed, the group might have
problems paying for the printing. “We will look to
some alternative suggestions,” he said.
Chapel HH. North Careha
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26,1995
eral psychiatrists as a paranoid schizo
phrenic and as delusional, the public de
fender said. Williamson also told people
he believed he was telepathic, which is the
alleged reason for the Jan. 26 events.
“Williamson believed that the entire
world was in danger and would be de
stroyed if they did not acknowledge him as
a telepath," Williams said. “He had to do
something to save himself and the world...
was hoping people would see him and say,
‘You are the telepath.’”
Politician Commemorates U.N. Day
ASSISTANT STATE 6 NATIONAL EDITOR
Former Massachusetts Gov. Endicott
“Chuck” Peabody warned that although
the world is celebrating the 50th anniver
sary of the United Nations, it might be on
the verge of attending the wake of the
Peabody made a speech in Gerrard Hall
on Wednesday evening as part of the U.N.
Day activities in Chapel Hill. Wednesday
marked the 50th anniversary of the first
time the United Nations convened.
In his speech, Peabody criticized Wash
ington politicians who oppose the United
Nations and are responsible for the United
States owing $1.4 billion in dues to the
United Nations. “The Congress lifted
Will Turner. Kandyce Ellis and Alice Lincoln compete in the Twister Tournament on Mangum
For UNC senior Joe Hensley, Wednesday afternoon’s Twister
tournament marked the end of a long, grueling comeback.
It had been three years since the Greensboro native had played the
demanding sport of Twister. He had no way of knowing if he still
possessed the drive, the skill and the coordination of his Twister
“My basic strategy is to find a way to somehow throw my
opponents offbalance, physically orpsychologically,” Hensley said.
“I’m planning on slithering like a snake through my competition and
winning. But obviously the luck of the spinner will be a factor.”
Hensley had gone semi-pro at the game during high school— he
even dabbled in a few matches of co-ed naked Twister with his
classmates at the North Carolina School for Science and Math
and wanted desperately to regain his past glory.
But the dedication and strategizing of her competitor did little to
phase fellow Twister player Hannah Stallings.
His client walked directly into the line
of gunfire and did not try to avoid the
bullets because he did not believe he could
be hit, Williams said.
Orange County Superior Court Judge
Gordon Battle decided to admit statements
made by Williamson to Chapel Hill Police
Detective J.B. Parks and Sgt. Marcia Gayle
on the night of the shooting, but he upheld
the defense’s motion to suppress statements
Williamson made to State Bureau of In
vestigation agent Tim Thayer.
The defense argued that under the cir
cumstances, Williamson was in no condi
tion to waive his Miranda rights. He had
been shot in both legs, was on morphine to
kill the pain, was being prepared for sur
gery and was handcuffed to the hospital
bed, the defense argued.
Fox argued that Williamson was read
his rights, was coherent and understood
Thayer testified that Williamson told
him he had considered committing the
same crime Jan. 25 at the Florida State-
UNC basketball game at the Smith Center.
He decided to wait until Jan. 26 so he could
commit the crimes during “the light of
day.” Parks testified that Williamson was
“alert and coherent during the interview.”
Dr. Seymour Halleck, professor of psy
up defense armaments and cut in half our
U.N. appropriations,” he said.
Peabody admitted that the United Na
tions needs reform and suggested it would
be a more effective peacekeeper if it had a
free-standing army. He also said Japan and
Germany need more representation. “The
world’s grown up in the last 50 years.”
He reiterated the reasons behind the
creation of the United Nations. “Some
voices in Washington and across the coun
try are questioning why we need the United
Nations at all,” he said.
Peabody explained the need for the or
ganization by detailing the history leading
up to the two world wars, which he said
combined left 150 million casualties.
“They tried to learn a lesson and create
the League ofNations” after the first world
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chiatry at UNC, testified for the defense
that he did not realize until after the inter
view that Williamson might not be compe
tent to waive Miranda rights. During the
interview, he said Williamson was “very
Battle said the dismissal of Thayer’s
statements was due to the amount of time
elapsed between the 2 p.m. reading of the
rights and the 6 p.m. interview. “Thelapse
of time was too long under the circum
stances,” he said.
Several prosecution witnesses who took
the stand had to choke back tears as they
described the events they saw Jan. 26.
Benjamin DeGrafinreidt, an employee
at Northampton Plaza Apartments, where
Williamson parked his car prior to the
shootings, said he saw Williamson pull
into the parking lot and was going to tell
him he could not park there.
However, DeGrafinreidt said he
changed his mind when he saw Williamson
“get out a big gun (that was) high-powered
and an old army bag he put on his shoul
der. ” DeGrafinreidt said he heard shots 20
Millard Church, a housemate of the
first victim, Ralph Walker Jr., and Gordon
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war, he said. Peabody said Woodrow Wil
son, while campaigning for the League of
Nations, said if the League faltered, there
would be another world war within a gen
eration. After World War 11, the United
Nationswascreated. “We know if we have
another world war, it’s not going to wipe
out humans, it’s going to wipe out every
living thing on the planet,” he said. “Fifty
years later, we are not in a world war, we
have staved it off.”
Peabody said the United Nations has
done more than police during the last 50
years. “Polio has been almost knocked out
worldwide,” he said. “For population con
trol, you turn to the United Nations; for
Nations; for environmental control, you
turn to the United Nations. ”
He doesn’t scare me,” the sophomore Zebulon native said. “But
I was very impressed with his toe strength when he wanned up.”
“But I don’t have a real strategy, ” Stallings continued. “My main
goal is just to not fall down and get something for free. I mean, I’m
just here to have a good time.”
But after the first of the three rounds of the Twister tournament,
Stallings found herself on the sidelines, an obstacle to Hensley’s
comeback that he wasted no time in removing.
Stallings was not the only competitor who was pushed from the
polka-dot playing field in the first round. Anna Edwards, a sopho
more from Asheville who also found herself disqualified after the
first round, thought her choice of clothdos became tiresome and
boring to many of the 50-or-so tournament on-lookers. Many spec
tators shouted at the athletes to go “faster” or said the judges should
be more precise.
“What they really need to do is to get some better judges,” UNC
senior Jacob Bonenburger advised.
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Aid Office :
Admits to i
■ Financial aid office
mistake means UNC won’t be
exempt from federal rules.
BY ERIC FLACK
More than 100 universities, including
three UNC system schools, have been ex
empted from some student-aid regulations
by the Department of Education, but be
cause of an oversight in the Office of Fi
nancial Aid, UNC-CH missed its opportu
nity to get involved with the program.
UNC-Greensboro are part of a five-year
program allowing them to manage and
distribute student aid as they see fit rather
than following federal guidelines.
UNC-CH was notified of the program,
but according to Eleanor Morris, director
of the Office of School and Student Aid,
the memo was not given proper attention.
“We didn’t see the memo, but I knew
about it,” Morris said.
“It is not something that we have given
up on. It is something that did not come to
our attention in April.”
Morris, who blames the mix up on the
installation of anew computer system at
the time of the memo’s arrival, said that if
the program is deemed beneficial to the
schools who are currently participating,
UNC will do its best to become involved
“When that letter was coming in, we
were struggling with anew computer sys
tem, and there had been no time to put
effort into this,” Morris said.
“We are going to try to find out if it is
really benefitting the other schools. If there
is anything we can do to improve things for
our students, we will do it for next year.”
The consortium of schools involved in
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