The death certificate for Jimmy Ray Payne was changed to frame Wayne Williams

The Murder of Jimmy Ray Payne

Medical Examiner Caught In A Lie

 The death of 21 year old Jimmy Ray Payne one of the two deaths charged to Wayne Williams had not been ruled a murder when Williams was indicted for murdering him. When a reporter asked about the medical examiner changed the cause of death on the death certificate from undetermined to homicide. The reporter said the examiner told her that he checked the wrong box on the death certificate. He would later tell the same story under oath in the Wayne Williams trial. But how can one check the wrong box on a form that doesn't have a box to check? The undetermined had been typewritten onto the death certificate. P 43 The List