Crime: Revenge with A Stamp

Revenge with A Stamp

In December 1989, mail bombs killed Judge Robert S. Vance of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals at his home in Alabama and Robert E. Robinson, a civil rights attorney, at his office in Georgia. Last week Walter Leroy Moody Jr. was convicted of all 71 federal charges stemming from the slayings at a trial in St. Paul. Against the advice of his lawyers, Moody took the witness stand to provide a rambling account of his sex life and blame the Ku Klux Klan for the killings.

Prosecutors contended that Moody, an amateur scientist from Rex, Ga., was also responsible for...

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