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NATION IN BRIEF : GEORGIA : Typewriter Linked to Threats on Judges

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The same typewriter that prepared labels on packages containing mail bombs that killed a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer was used to write death threats against at least 16 other federal judges, prosecutors said in Atlanta. Mail bombs killed U.S. 11th Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance in Mountain Brook, Ala., and lawyer Robert Robinson, a Savannah, Ga., alderman, in December, 1989. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 56, of Rex, Ga., was indicted on 72 federal charges, including the deaths of Vance and Robinson. In a court memorandum linking the letters, prosecutors said that Moody’s then-wife, Susan, had “complete involvement” in his activities: “She did all his typing . . . accompanied him to hardware stores, posted his mail.”


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