Apr 11, 1980 • 1837 • Georgetown-State • 1677

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 2432 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.]

P R 111837Z APR 80
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2206
INFO AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 1677
STATE PAST DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MR. [ROGER] CUBBAGE
BOGOTA FOR LEGATT
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE) (LAYTON, LARRY J.)
SUBJ: RESUMPTION OF LAYTON TRIAL
REF: MCCOY/DWYER TELECON APRIL 10, 1980, 2:00 PM EST

GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA HAS NO OBJECTION TO VISIT FOR OBSERVATION OF LAYTON TRIAL BY FBI SPECIAL AGENT DON HALE AND US ATTORNEY [MICHAEL] NERNEY. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS (DPP) STILL EXPECTS THE TRIAL TO RESUME MAY 5, 1980. DPP STILL WISHES PRESENCE HERE ON THAT DATE OF WITNESS VERN GOSNEY, DPP STILL DOES NOT, REPEAT NOT, REQUIRE PRESENCE OF ODELL RHODES.

ROBERTS [George B. Roberts, Jr., American ambassador to Guyana]

Originally posted on June 16th, 2022.

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