A look into the Civil Rights-era shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson
Decades later, the quest for justice On Wednesday, a grand jury in Marion took two hours to return an indictment in a case that is 42 years old. James Bonard Fowler, from Geneva, stands accused of murder in the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. A trial date has yet to be set.
Witnesses recall the events of violent night The incident in Marion that led to the shooting of Jimmie Lee Jackson is well documented in history books. Most accounts say a peaceful nighttime march turned into a melee when street lights went dark, and law enforcement and local thugs waded into the crowd, beating people with fists and billy clubs.
Attending doctor: Jackson killed by anesthesia dosage The physician who attended to Jimmie Lee Jackson after he was shot by an Alabama state trooper during an historic 1965 civil rights-era melee said in a 27-year-old interview that Jackson died as a result of an overdose of anesthesia.
1964 slayings headed to trial in Mississippi James Ford Seale, 71, has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and conspiracy in connection with the 1964 abduction and slaying of 19-year-olds Charles Moore and Henry Dee. His federal trial is set to begin today in Jackson, Miss.