WABC-TV New York reporter Sandra Bookman was instrumental in the capture of a
suspected wife-killer Tuesday.
Former WorldCom Inc. software engineer Robert Cabassa was caught by police in
Harlem, where he was apparently calling Bookman. He had met the reporter at a
restaurant more than two years ago, and he contacted her while he was a fugitive
from police since his wife was killed three weeks ago.
Bookman reported the calls to police, who traced Cabassa to a pay phone near
the spot where he was captured, reportedly carrying a gun.
Bookman had not been working on the murder story, and WABC-TV did not reveal
Bookman's contact with Cabassa until after the capture.
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