In 1989 This Judge Was Killed By A Parcel Bomb. Then An Expert Spotted A Pattern In The Evidence

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Moody was subsequently incarcerated in a federal penitentiary for four years. Upon release, he mounted an appeal to have the conviction expunged. He apparently had ambitions of becoming a lawyer, but the conviction prevented him from realizing them. In August 1989 his appeal was definitively rejected by the 11th Circuit and the conviction was upheld.

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Moody had in fact sought to overturn the conviction by paying two acquaintances – Julie Linn-West and her mother Susan Eckstrom – to tell the authorities that the bomb had been planted there by someone else. Yet despite Moody threatening to hurt them, Linn-West later provided prosecutors with compelling evidence of his involvement in the 1989 murders of Judge Vance and Robinson.

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