Monday, August 3, 2009

Klansman Seale Might Walk Away From Kidnap and Murder Charges


JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court should decide whether a reputed Ku Klux Klansman should have been tried on a kidnapping charge 43 years after two black men were abducted and slain in rural Mississippi, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

A majority of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said other Civil Rights Era cold cases could be affected by a Supreme Court ruling on whether time had run out for prosecutors to charge James Ford Seale.

Seale, now 73, was convicted in 2007 of abducting two 19-year-old friends who authorities said were beaten, weighted down and thrown, possibly still alive, into a Mississippi River backwater in 1964.

Since the conviction, Seale's case has worked its way through the 5th Circuit, including an acquittal that was overturned.

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Anonymous said...

Time should never run out pertaining to these type of crimes and the disgusting individuals who participate. Jail is just not good enough!

learn quran said...

Time should never run out pertaining to these type of crimes.jail is just not good enough!

Bathtubs said...


Crimes are the part of our society but the thing is, are we seriously looking forward to get rid out of such white collar and street criminals?

I guess jails here in London UK are very good, free food, pocket money and your loved ones can go to meet you in jail....heh, looks cool!

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