Fowler pleads to lesser charges

Selma Times Journal
November 16, 2010

Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Jackson went into circuit court here Monday expecting to select a jury to hear the murder case of a black man shot to death at a civil rights protest in 1965. Instead, the district attorney, who is not related to Jimmie Lee Jackson, came away having met all three goals he had set for the case against James Bonard Fowler without having to go through a trial after Fowler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor second-degree manslaughter… Read More

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