[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 827 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. Thre text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE04053_d.html.]
GEORGE 04053 040205Z
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 L-03 FBIE-00 JUSE-00 H-02 SS-15 NSC-05 ( ISO ) W
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R 011523Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8298
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4053
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: TRIAL DATES
REF: A) GEORGETOWN 3821; B) GEORGETOWN; C) GEORGETOWN 3932
1. We have been informed that the preliminary hearing in connection with the murders of Sharon Amos and her children is set for December 4, 1978( (Refs A & B).
2. The date for the preliminary hearing of the murders of Congressman Ryan and party (Ref. C) is tentatively set for December 6, 1978 but there are indications that there may be some slippage on this. We will keep you informed.
Burke [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]