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Ex-lawman indicted in 1964 slayings (Mississippi sheriff's deputy, 2 black teenagers)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan and Allan C. Breed - ap

Posted on 01/24/2007 1:39:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON - A former Mississippi sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday in the 1964 slayings of two black teenagers who were long believed to have been kidnapped and killed by the Ku Klux Klan.

The former deputy, James Ford Seale, of Roxie, Miss., was named in a federal indictment charging him in connection with the teens' disappearance and deaths while they were hitchhiking in a rural area of the state east of Natchez.

Until recently, Seale was thought to be dead, and the investigation into the two deaths had long been abandoned.

Seale was taken into custody by U.S. marshals Wednesday afternoon and was taken to Jackson, Miss. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday on kidnapping charges stemming from the May 1964 disappearances of Henry Dee and Charles Moore.

Two months after Dee and Moore disappeared, their bodies were pulled from the Mississippi River as part of an FBI-led search for three civil rights workers reported missing about 160 miles away near Philadelphia, Miss.

Federal authorities, who were focusing on the more famous "Mississippi Burning" killings, turned the Dee and Moore case over to local authorities. A short time later, a justice of the peace called an end to the inquiry without presenting evidence to a grand jury.

Moore's older brother, Thomas Moore, worked with Canadian film producer David Ridgen for two years piecing together what happened in 1964. The effort led them to a brief confrontation with Seale, a former sheriff's deputy who had been reported as deceased in several newspapers.

In 2000, the Justice Department's civil rights unit reopened the case.

Moore and Ridgen, along with Dunn Lampton, the U.S. attorney who has led the investigation in Mississippi, were traveling to Washington for a news conference as early as Thursday with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller.

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AP Writer Breed contributed to this report from Raleigh, N.C.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 1964; blackteenagers; indicted; lawman; mississippi; sheriffsdeputy; slayings

1 posted on 01/24/2007 1:39:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Wonder if the sheriff was recruited into the KKK by this fellow?

If so, could this man be a co-conspirator?

2 posted on 01/24/2007 1:44:54 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: NormsRevenge

****Until recently, Seale was thought to be dead, and the investigation into the two deaths had long been abandoned**

I wonder what made them decide Seale wasnt dead?


3 posted on 01/24/2007 1:45:02 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (Peace through strength.)
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To: sgtbono2002

Not sure at this point, it will likely come out now what happened, and when he left and under what scenario he "died".


4 posted on 01/24/2007 1:46:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... California 2007,, Where's a script re-write guy when ya need 'em?)
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To: onyx

.... I told you ...


5 posted on 01/24/2007 1:47:32 PM PST by GulfBreeze (Proverbs-"A fool says in his heart, there is no God."-Meaning: God doesn't believe atheists exist.)
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To: GulfBreeze

See this posting:

77-year-old Pharr man arrested in California cold case [murder, flees to Mexico again]

"Two days after his arrest, Del Rio was released from the Hidalgo County jail.

Prosecutors in California had decided not to pursue murder charges against him, citing the passage of time, concern for his health and the weakened memories of witnesses."

I guess if you're an illegal alien Alberto won't prosecute.


6 posted on 01/24/2007 1:53:59 PM PST by satan
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To: sgtbono2002

He probably turned up on a Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes mailing list.

(All joking aside, apparently a number of long-term fugitives have been found this way.)


7 posted on 01/24/2007 1:54:13 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Hey, Seale, guess what?! There's no statute of limitations on murder. Surprise!"


8 posted on 01/24/2007 1:55:07 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: NormsRevenge

WOW- 2 cold cases solved within days of each other!!!

Killing of a cop inside the police station by Black Panthers has been "solved" in San Francisco, with the arrest of 8 suspects. One more is being sought. Cop killed in (I believe) 1964. Anyway, one of the suspects was a maintenance worked INSIDE City Hall. Wonder what other info he has been passing to the Black Panthers from that job position????


9 posted on 01/24/2007 2:05:34 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: GulfBreeze

Remind me, please. You've told me a lot. :0)


10 posted on 01/24/2007 2:10:07 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: WKB; somniferum; flying Elvis; MagnoliaMS; MississippiMan; vetvetdoug; NerdDad; Rebel Coach; ...
ping
11 posted on 01/24/2007 2:12:40 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx

It's not so much important 'what' I told you... just the fact that I told you...


12 posted on 01/24/2007 2:18:14 PM PST by GulfBreeze (Proverbs-"A fool says in his heart, there is no God."-Meaning: God doesn't believe atheists exist.)
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To: onyx

13 posted on 01/24/2007 2:19:16 PM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: onyx

I'm reminding you. Let me in!!!


14 posted on 01/24/2007 2:19:39 PM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: GulfBreeze

Well now I'm telling you.....


15 posted on 01/24/2007 2:52:27 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx

Don'tchoo tell me...


16 posted on 01/24/2007 3:04:06 PM PST by GulfBreeze (Proverbs-"A fool says in his heart, there is no God."-Meaning: God doesn't believe atheists exist.)
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To: onyx

Yep, you are turning into a true Mississippian for sure.


17 posted on 01/24/2007 4:23:02 PM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: gulfcoast6

Make winter go away and I'll be happier. I am sick of COLD weather and gray skies!


18 posted on 01/24/2007 5:32:56 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx

I just wonder how many more are still out there.
They will all soon face the "death" penalty anyway.


19 posted on 01/24/2007 6:29:30 PM PST by WKB (A wasted day is a day in which we have not laughed!)
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To: WKB

The wheels of justice just keeps rolling along.


20 posted on 01/25/2007 4:06:27 AM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: satan

Maybe you haven't heard the news yet, but Alberto has nothing to do with the CA court system.


21 posted on 01/25/2007 4:17:58 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: gulfcoast6; somniferum; flying Elvis; MagnoliaMS; MississippiMan; vetvetdoug; NerdDad; ...
Plenty of News About This Story Here
22 posted on 01/25/2007 4:25:21 AM PST by WKB (A wasted day is a day in which we have not laughed!)
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To: WKB

bump


23 posted on 01/25/2007 5:56:16 AM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: satan
I guess if you're an illegal alien Alberto won't prosecute.

If it's not a Federal case, does Alberto have jurisdiction?

24 posted on 01/25/2007 9:04:09 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm glad the young man's brother followed up on this. Folks were in such a fog of fear and suspicion in the early 60's. Some might have known about it, but were afraid to talk, then time passed and they just let it go. Good to see justice being pursued.


25 posted on 01/25/2007 9:05:52 AM PST by SuziQ
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