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Priority Mail: The Investigation and Trial of a Mail Bomber Obsessed with Destroying Our Justice System

Winne, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0026302403 / ISBN 13: 9780026302401
Published by Scribner, New York, 1995
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25 cm, 317, illus. Account of the bombing exploits of Walter Leroy Moody, which included killing a Federal appeals judge in 1989; full account of the investigation and subsequent trial of Moody. The author was an Atlanta television reporter. Bookseller Inventory # 32483

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Title: Priority Mail: The Investigation and Trial ...

Publisher: Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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The true story of the 1989 mail bombings targeting federal courts and the NAACP in Southern cities reveals behind-the-scenes investigative work, a chillingly brilliant criminal, a battered wife who turns on her husband, and an appealing hero. 17,500 first printing.

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Shortly before Christmas 1989 four bombs were mailed to addresses in four Southern cities. One killed a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in his Birmingham, Ala., home; another killed a Savannah, Ga., lawyer who had done work for the NAACP. Two others, addressed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and the NAACP office in Jacksonville, Fla., were intercepted unopened, providing a look at the bomber's technique. A Treasury Department employee remembered a similar bomb from 1972, constructed by one Roy Moody, a brilliant and exceptionally litigious individual who had gone to prison for five years. Convinced the American judicial system was worthless because it had convicted him but gave too many favorable decisions to the NAACP, Moody set out to destroy that system. Eventually he was arrested for mailing the bombs, convicted after his wife testified against him and sentenced to seven life terms plus 400 years; he still faces a murder trial in Alabama for killing the judge. Atlanta TV reporter Winne's account is noteworthy for its picture of interagency squabbling among investigators that complicated a relatively simple case. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour.
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