Criminal Prosecution: US vs. James Ford Seale

On July 25, 2006, a federal court granted Charles Edwards immunity from prosecution. In January 2007 a federal grand jury indicted James Ford Seale.  He was convicted by a jury of kidnapping and conspiracy in the deaths of Charles Moore and Henry Dee and sentenced to three life terms.  On September 9, 2008, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the kidnapping conviction, but this decision itself was later overturned when, on June 5, 2009, an en banc panel of the Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s original conviction.  Finally, on November 2, 2009 the Supreme Court refused to grant Seale a writ of certiorari.