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The Nation

A lawyer was arrested in the disappearance of a multimillionaire’s elderly wife. FBI agent Wayne Taylor said that Newton Alfred Winn, 64, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was arrested in Deland, Fla. Taylor said there is still no information on the whereabouts of Annie Laurie Hearin, 72, wife of businessman Robert Hearin, who was abducted from the couple’s home in Jackson, Miss., last July 26. No trace of her has been found, except for a letter in her handwriting, postmarked Atlanta, sent to Hearin a couple of weeks after her disappearance that urged him to comply with a ransom note left when she was abducted. Taylor said Winn will be charged with extortion in connection with the mailing of a ransom demand, and with perjury for telling a federal grand jury he knew nothing of the crime.


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