Alabama grand jury to review civil rights era killing
MONTGOMERY (AP) — A special grand jury convenes Wednesday in Marion to review the fatal shooting of a black Vietnam War veteran by a state trooper in 1965, a killing that helped inspire the "Bloody Sunday" protest that preceded the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.
"There is no question about who did the shooting. The question is whether this was a murder or it was something else," District Attorney Michael Jackson said.
Former State Trooper James Bonard Fowler has insisted for years that he shot Jimmie Lee Jackson in self-defense.
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