Killer claimed he was a hero
17-year-old Tammy Baiter (center) pictured recovering in the hospital on May 9, 1978, months after she was struck by a drunk driver in front of Graceland while attending a tribute to Elvis Presley on August 18, 1977, two days after his death. On the left is Tammy's mother, Alice Baiter and on the right is Tammy's aunt, Sandra Van Landingham.
Donald Beaty (background) and another man crouch over Tammy Baiter (now Tammy Mershon of Terra Haute, Ind.), who was seriously injured after she was struck by a drunk driver while running across the street in front of Graceland on August 18, 1977, in Memphis, Tenn. to take a picture during a tribute to Elvis Presley two days after Presley died.
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