Episode 8 - It Was A Bomb, Part 1

Birmingham, AL. Atlanta, GA. Savannah, GA. Jacksonville, FL. December, 1989.

A federal judge in Birmingham opened a package thinking it was a Christmas present from a co-worker. The package contained a pipe bomb, which exploded killing him instantly. A few months prior a similar package containing a tear gas bomb, had been received by the Atlanta NAACP office. More packages pop up as the FBI and US Marshals zero in on a one in a million lead.


Forensic Files (Season 3, Episode 5) - “Deadly Delivery”

“Judge Vance Murder” - https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/judge-vance-murder

“Appeals court says no one is accountable” - July 12, 2001 - http://www.southeastsun.com/home/article_bf86d9c4-6708-5a54-ad05-0148e27fc61d.html

“Faith is his foundation, O’Ferrell says“ - April 18, 2018 - http://www.southeastsun.com/home/article_d5618ea4-426e-11e8-ad63-8b5ffaa0eb32.html

“City 'turned upside down' by O'Ferrell investigation“ - July 26, 2001 - http://www.southeastsun.com/home/article_587e4aa6-4ceb-5a61-8db8-95cd9ff5b415.html

“Why an Alabama Town Has a Monument Honoring the Most Destructive Pest in American History“ - May 31, 2017 - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/agricultural-pest-honored-herald-prosperity-enterprise-alabama-180963506/

“With court case behind him, O'Ferrell looks to the future“ - August 9, 2001 - http://www.southeastsun.com/home/article_8317af23-29b3-5831-8cff-f92295107e36.html

“Wife brings joy back into O'Ferrell's life“ - August 9, 2001 - http://www.southeastsun.com/home/article_4c43a6cf-b421-563a-a6f5-b636c9736c3c.html

“O'Ferrell's life never the same after accusation“ - July 19, 2001 - http://www.southeastsun.com/home/article_9256e2c0-2648-5f33-ae9f-3db1881278b8.html

“Former civil rights leader, legislator Willye Dennis dies“ - March 9, 2012 - https://www.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-03-09/story/former-civil-rights-leader-legislator-willye-dennis-dies

“'She lost her soulmate:' Son of slain Alabama judge recalls deadly bombing“ - https://abc3340.com/news/local/she-lost-her-soulmate-victims-son-remembers-the-day-his-father-was-taken

“'Why my dad?' Judge recalls father's legacy as bomber's execution nears“ - April 18, 2018 - https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/04/circuit_judge_bob_vance_talks.html

“Family of killed attorney Robert Robinson react to scheduled execution of Walter Leroy Moody“ - https://www.wjbf.com/news/csra-news/family-of-killed-attorney-robert-robinson-react-to-scheduled-execution-of-walter-leroy-moody/1130368231

“Robbie Robinson paid the price for Savannah desegregation“ - August 18, 2013 - https://www.savannahnow.com/news/2013-08-18/robbie-robinson-paid-price-savannah-desegregation

“Alabama executes Walter Moody, the oldest inmate put to death in the modern era“ - April 19, 2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/04/19/he-was-convicted-of-bombing-a-federal-judge-now-alabama-plans-to-make-him-the-oldest-inmate-executed-in-modern-history/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.22e4b8f93ee1

“Alabama Executes Mail Bomber, 83, the Oldest Inmate Put to Death in Modern Era“ - April 19, 2018 - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/alabama-execution-walter-leroy-moody.html

“Walter Leroy Moody seeks stay of execution for judge's pipe bomb slaying“ - April 15, 2018 - https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/04/walter_leroy_moody_seeks_stay.html

“Alabama Executes Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83“ - April 19, 2018 - https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/19/603883731/alabama-serial-bomber-walter-leroy-moody-83-to-be-executed-thursday

“83-year-old executed in Alabama is oldest inmate put to death in modern US history“ - April 20, 2018 - https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/19/us/alabama-walter-moody-execution/index.html

“'The Wrong Man' Tries To Rebuild Wrecked Life“ - June 20, 1991 - http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-06-20/news/9106200075_1_oferrell-ulcers-target

When & Where:

“Birmingham, Alabama” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham,_Alabama

“Atlanta” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta

“Savannah, Georgia” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah,_Georgia

“Jacksonville, Florida” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville,_Florida

“List of people from Jacksonville, Florida“ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Jacksonville,_Florida

“Historical Events in 1989” - https://www.onthisday.com/events/date/1989

Intro Music:

She-Wolf In My Heart (bonus) by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution License.

Outro Music:

Trio for Piano Violin and Viola by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.