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January 26, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities Thursday began dragging a lake for evidence in the investigation of mail bombings in the South, and a junk dealer who had been questioned extensively by the FBI hired an attorney and quit cooperating with authorities. The junk dealer, Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, continued to protest that he is innocent. No charges have been filed in the case, in which a federal judge in Birmingham and a civil rights attorney in Georgia were killed by bombs last month.
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November 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man charged in mail bombings that killed a federal judge and a lawyer refused Thursday to enter a plea, pending his attempt to bar any federal judge from hearing the case. In a hearing before a federal magistrate, lawyers for Walter Leroy Moody Jr. said the fact that a federal judge was one of the victims damages the impartiality of all federal judges. Moody's attorneys requested in a court motion that the Senate Judiciary Committee appoint an independent officer to hear the case. U.S.
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February 20, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the cavernous, tin-sided warehouse, customers are once again idly browsing through the statues of Jesus, painted urns, clothes, dishes and other assorted surplus items for sale. Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, the owner, oversees the scene, relieved that life is once again so simple. A month ago FBI agents by the score descended on this little south Alabama town, seizing material from the warehouse, digging up O'Ferrell's yard at home and even exploring his septic tanks.
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November 8, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Georgia man "obsessed" with a legal dispute was indicted Wednesday for the 1989 mail-bomb murders of federal appellate Judge Robert S. Vance and Robert E. Robinson, a Savannah, Ga., NAACP attorney. A federal grand jury in Atlanta also charged Walter Leroy Moody Jr. in a 70-count indictment with sending other mail bombs to the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the NAACP office at Jacksonville, Fla.
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January 23, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI agents Monday searched a man's salvage store, warehouse and home around Enterprise, Ala., in an intensified hunt for a suspect in the bombings that killed a federal appeals judge and a civil rights lawyer last month. The owner of each of the properties is Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, 46, who a government source said had lost a desegregation case decided last April by Judge Robert S. Vance of the 11th circuit court of appeals. Vance died Dec.
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January 25, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities are investigating two brothers in connection with the series of mail bombings that killed two people last month, the father of the two men said Wednesday as authorities combed a warehouse here for evidence for the third straight day. J. C. O'Ferrell, 74, of Hobo Bend, Ala., said that FBI agents took blood and hair samples from a number of family members and questioned them Monday about Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, 46, and James (Buddy) O'Ferrell, 49.
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January 24, 1990 | EDITH STANLEY and ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal agents questioned a junk dealer for the second day Tuesday and dug up a septic tank at his home as they intensified their probe of the mail-bomb murders of a federal judge and a Georgia NAACP official. FBI agents questioned Robert Wayne O'Ferrell for more than eight hours Tuesday. They also pumped out the contents of the septic tank, apparently in a search for explosive material, and continued to search the surplus store O'Ferrell owns here.
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November 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man charged in mail bombings that killed a federal judge and a lawyer refused Thursday to enter a plea, pending his attempt to bar any federal judge from hearing the case. In a hearing before a federal magistrate, lawyers for Walter Leroy Moody Jr. said the fact that a federal judge was one of the victims damages the impartiality of all federal judges. Moody's attorneys requested in a court motion that the Senate Judiciary Committee appoint an independent officer to hear the case. U.S.
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November 8, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Georgia man "obsessed" with a legal dispute was indicted Wednesday for the 1989 mail-bomb murders of federal appellate Judge Robert S. Vance and Robert E. Robinson, a Savannah, Ga., NAACP attorney. A federal grand jury in Atlanta also charged Walter Leroy Moody Jr. in a 70-count indictment with sending other mail bombs to the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the NAACP office at Jacksonville, Fla.
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November 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A junk dealer went to court in Montgomery, Ala., seeking $50 million from the U.S. government, saying his life was ruined nine years ago when agents raided his home and business in a search for a mail bomber. Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, 55, said the federal investigation--stemming from the mail-bomb slayings of a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer in the South--left him ill, broke up his marriage and forced him into bankruptcy. Walter Leroy Moody of Rex, Ga.
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February 20, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the cavernous, tin-sided warehouse, customers are once again idly browsing through the statues of Jesus, painted urns, clothes, dishes and other assorted surplus items for sale. Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, the owner, oversees the scene, relieved that life is once again so simple. A month ago FBI agents by the score descended on this little south Alabama town, seizing material from the warehouse, digging up O'Ferrell's yard at home and even exploring his septic tanks.
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January 26, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities Thursday began dragging a lake for evidence in the investigation of mail bombings in the South, and a junk dealer who had been questioned extensively by the FBI hired an attorney and quit cooperating with authorities. The junk dealer, Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, continued to protest that he is innocent. No charges have been filed in the case, in which a federal judge in Birmingham and a civil rights attorney in Georgia were killed by bombs last month.
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January 25, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities are investigating two brothers in connection with the series of mail bombings that killed two people last month, the father of the two men said Wednesday as authorities combed a warehouse here for evidence for the third straight day. J. C. O'Ferrell, 74, of Hobo Bend, Ala., said that FBI agents took blood and hair samples from a number of family members and questioned them Monday about Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, 46, and James (Buddy) O'Ferrell, 49.
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January 24, 1990 | EDITH STANLEY and ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal agents questioned a junk dealer for the second day Tuesday and dug up a septic tank at his home as they intensified their probe of the mail-bomb murders of a federal judge and a Georgia NAACP official. FBI agents questioned Robert Wayne O'Ferrell for more than eight hours Tuesday. They also pumped out the contents of the septic tank, apparently in a search for explosive material, and continued to search the surplus store O'Ferrell owns here.
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January 23, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI agents Monday searched a man's salvage store, warehouse and home around Enterprise, Ala., in an intensified hunt for a suspect in the bombings that killed a federal appeals judge and a civil rights lawyer last month. The owner of each of the properties is Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, 46, who a government source said had lost a desegregation case decided last April by Judge Robert S. Vance of the 11th circuit court of appeals. Vance died Dec.
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February 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
FBI agents will remain in a southeastern Alabama county for the foreseeable future as they investigate the mail bombings that killed a federal judge and a civil rights attorney, a spokesman said Friday. Scores of federal agents have been in Enterprise since Jan. 22. Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, an area salvage store owner, has been questioned several times and has given the FBI hair, blood and saliva samples. He has not been charged.
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January 24, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Investigators, intensifying their search in the FBI's top-priority investigation, dug through a septic tank here Tuesday and resumed questioning a local junk store operator, seeking evidence in the mail-bomb slayings last month of a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer. FBI agent Church Archer said Robert Wayne O'Ferrell, the 46-year-old junk store owner, had not been arrested "and he is not in custody."
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