December 9, 2010

Ex-Alabama Trooper Finally Sentenced for Killing Which Led to 1965 “Bloody Sunday”

Former state trooper, James Bonard Fowler, a 77 year old white man, has pleaded guilty to a charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest.  The defendant entered a misdemeanor plea of second-degree manslaughter just two weeks before he was scheduled to go to trial on a murder charge for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. This ends the case of a long-unresolved killing from the civil rights […]