Wayne Williams Trial – Gardiner Archive

The Wayne Williams Atlanta child murders trial began in December of 1981. I arrived at the jail every morning of the trial for the morning walkout.

Below are a few of the This Day in History web links that show during the trial. Search for Gardiner to move directly to each photo and its accompanying caption.

1982: Atlanta Child Murders: iconic photos that were taken on Jan. 8

Wayne Williams carries a paper bag toward a Fulton County Sheriff’s car in Atlanta, Jan. 8, 1982 as he leaves jail for the trip to court on charges of killing 2 young Atlanta blacks. Today marks the end of the second week of the trial. (AP Photo/Gary Gardiner)

Photos: Today in History: Jan. 4

Wayne Williams, left, is escorted from the Fulton County Jail for the second week of his trial on charges of murdering two young Atlanta blacks in Atlanta, Jan. 4, 1982. The deaths are two in a series of 28 slayings that were investigated by a special task force. (AP Photo/Gary Gardiner)

Photos: Today in History, December 28

Today is Friday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2018. There are three days left in the year. Highlight in History: In 1981, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American

Photos: Today in History: Dec. 29

A look back at events and news around the world.