ALABAMA: With Malice Aforethought

ALABAMA With Malice Aforethought

Four or five men in a 1941 maroon Chevrolet pulled up at Charlie Hurst's house in Pell City, Ala. (pop. 900) just as Charlie, a former storekeeper, was shucking off his shoes for the night. One of the visitors knocked on the door and shouted for Charlie. "It looks like the Ku Kluxers are after me," he muttered to his son. He went out to see, and his son followed with a .22 rifle in his hands. When the men tried to drag Charlie into the car, he grabbed the rifle from the son and blazed away,...