Forensics Expert Witness to Testify in Selma “Bloody Sunday” Trial

Expert witness and former New York chief medical examiner Michael Baden has been hired by District Attorney Michael Jackson in the case against former Selma, AL trooper James B. Fowler. Fowler is charged with the 1965 murder of civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson which began the “Bloody Sunday” Selma-to-Montgomery march. The forensics expert witness will use Jackson’s autopsy records in his testimony. The Clarion-Ledger also writes that they have recently obtained information on new potential witnesses in the case.

At least 18 people witnessed the 1965 shooting of civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson by an Alabama state trooper recently indicted on a murder charge in the case, newly obtained FBI documents show. Reports recently obtained by The Clarion-Ledger through a Freedom of Information Act request give details, including the identities of potential witnesses not even known to District Attorney Michael Jackson of Selma, who is prosecuting the case against former Trooper James B. Fowler.