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20 Year Anniversary Of KFC Murder Case

Tuesday was the 20 year anniversary of the kidnapping and murders that shocked a small East Texas town. 

Mary Tyler, Opie Ann Hughes, Joey Johnson, David Maxwell, and Monte Landers were kidnapped from Kilgore's Kentucky Fried Chicken restuarant.  Their bodies were later found on an oil lease in rural Rusk county. They were shot to death.

The case has gone unsolved since 1983, but now a Rusk County grand jury investigation brings new hope the murders may soon be solved. According to published reports, three inmates Romeo Pinkerton, Darnell Hartsfield, and Robert Waters testified Monday before the grand jury.

Amy Tatum, reporting. 

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