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Old 08 December 2009, 08:01 PM
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TV Getting away with murder in [your town here]

Comment: I'm curious about an urban legend that I've heard for decades.
I am *fairly* certain it's an urban legend. I have researched it and
researched it and can find *nothing* about it, except on personal blogs or
in comment sections of online news sources, such as newspapers or TV news.

According to the legend, either Johnny Carson or Paul Harvey (the source
changes with the storyteller) once said on a broadcast, "If you want to
get away with murder, go to ..." and then the name of the city or county
in question is inserted. Examples can be found at the following links:
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Comment: I live in Roane County, Tennessee. For years it has been rumored
that many years ago on The Tonight Show Johnny Carson made a comment
something to the effect of "If you ever want to commit a murder and get
away with it, go to Roane County Tennessee." While some people swear it
is true, others say there never was a statement like this made on The
Tonight Show. And to be honest, it truly seems like this happens. Many
alleged murderers are either found not guilty or end with a hung jury.

I attempted to find the truth about this rumor on your site, but had no
luck. Can you find the truth?
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