Thursday, August 4, 2011

James Ford Seale, murderer of two black teenagers in '64, dies in prison

James Ford Seale, who was convicted of murdering two black teenagers in 1964, has died in prison:

James Ford Seale, convicted in 2007 in connection with the 1964 killings of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi, died Tuesday in federal prison.

Seale, 76, had been serving three life sentences at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Ind.

In October, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of his conviction in connection with the abduction, beatings and killings of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee. The bodies of the 19-year-olds were found on the Louisiana side of the old Mississippi River.