The Atlanta Child Murders
A New Investigation in 2005
The five murdered young men were Aaron Wyche, 10; Patrick Baltazar, 11; Curtis Walker, 13; Joseph Bell, 15; and William Barrett, 17.
"After Wayne Williams was arrested, there was this decision by some people to close the cases, and I have never been one to espouse that kind of investigation or paint that kind of broad brush," Graham told The Associated Press. "I have never believed that he did anything."
Chet Dettlinger told CNN he sided with Graham.
"I do agree with Louie that Wayne Williams didn't kill anybody, he said. But Graham, he said, believed at the time the Ku Klux Klan may have been involved, and Dettlinger disagreed.
"I don't know if Wayne Williams is innocent or not," he said. "I just don't think they proved him guilty of anything."
Wayne Williams was not convicted in the murder of the five young men who are the current focus of the cold-case squad that Graham has assembled, but the cases were considered committed by one individual.