MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A prosecutor asked Gov. Bob Riley to issue a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the 1965 shooting of black civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson.
Perry County District Attorney Michael Jackson reopened the investigation last year into Jimmie Lee Jackson's death. Jackson said Monday he hopes posting a reward might bring forward someone who witnessed or has information about the Feb. 18, 1965, shooting death of Jackson after a protest march in Marion.
Jackson said he mailed a letter to Riley asking that the investigation be reopened.
The governor's communications director, Jeff Emerson, said he was trying to determine if Riley had received the request from Jackson and was uncertain if the governor would offer the reward
I guess these people did not front Riley with $$$$ to get him to back up this request and offer a reward as he did when the Twittys made their request to him for their daughter in missing in a foreign country!!!