A look into the Civil Rights-era shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson
FBI files shed light on Jackson shooting An FBI file about a 1965 shooting that provided a catalyst for the Selma-to-Montgomery March contains eyewitness accounts as well as a statement from the victim, who later died.
Former state trooper had varied experience in Southeast Asia James Bonard Fowler, the former Alabama state trooper charged with murder in the 1965 shooting death of civil rights figure Jimmie Lee Jackson, lived a great deal of his life in Southeast Asia after leaving the country for Vietnam in 1968.
Former trooper arraigned in 1965 murder case James Bonard Fowler of Geneva was arraigned on murder charges in Marion on Tuesday. Circuit Judge Tommy Jones said the trial likely will be held next spring and that he may set the trial date Friday.
Motion to be argued today in Fowler case Defense attorneys for an Alabama state trooper accused of murdering a man during a 1965 Civil Rights protest will argue in court today that those charges be thrown out.