Friday, August 24, 2007

Better late than never?

[[What does 3 life terms mean when you’re 72? Evil old bastard... “reputed...klansman” what’s he gonna be doing? flashing his membership card?]]

Seale Gets 3 Life Terms for '64 Killings By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press—August 24, 2007 1:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. - James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi.

Seale, 72, was convicted in June on federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy in the deaths of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, two 19-year-olds who disappeared from Franklin County on May 2, 1964.

The young men's bodies were found more than two months later in a backwater of the Mississippi River.

Seale showed no emotion as U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate read his sentence.

Wingate told Seale the crimes committed 43 years ago were "horrific" and "justice itself is ageless." Wingate denied a defense motion to allow Seale to be free on bond while his case is appealed.