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Conviction overturned

September 10, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A federal appeals court overturned the conviction of a reputed Ku Klux Klan member serving three life terms for his role in the 1964 abduction and killing of two black teenagers.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans agreed with arguments by James Ford Seale's attorney that the statute of limitations in the case had expired.

Seale was convicted in June 2007 of kidnapping and conspiracy in the abductions of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, both 19, who disappeared from Franklin County in Mississippi on May 2, 1964. Their decomposed bodies were later pulled from the Mississippi River.

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