A look into the Civil Rights-era shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson
McCain wrote on behalf of ex-trooper Fowler Presidential hopeful John McCain has a connection to a former Alabama state trooper charged with the murder of a man at the height of the civil rights movement, according to documents obtained by The Star.
No eyewitnesses heard in civil rights slaying MONTGOMERY — A district attorney's summary of grand jury testimony shows the panel issued a murder indictment without hearing from any eyewitnesses to the shooting death of a black man by an Alabama state trooper during a 1965 civil rights protest that turned chaotic.
DA need not disclose info in civil rights case MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled a prosecutor doesn't have to disclose his list of possible witnesses and their expected testimony in the prosecution of a 44-year-old shooting death from the civil rights movement.
FBI says ex-trooper's 1966 jail killing probed BIRMINGHAM — The FBI says it's still investigating the 1966 shooting death of a black man in Alabaster by a former state trooper who in recent years has been charged in another Alabama civil-rights era death.