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Archive: Investigations Involving R.J. Washington and Frank Melton


The man in jail for killing Officer R.J. Washington in 1995 has been indicted for murder ... again.

Following are links to Donna Ladd's 2008 investigative series on the murder of R.J. Washington, as well as stories about the "mysteries of Frank Melton." A list of PDFs to relevant documents is at the bottom. Both will be updated as new pieces are added. They are listed chronologically without regard to relevance to each other:

May 13, 2008 - Melton Drug-Dealing Rumors Back
May 13, 2008 - Droppin' Hard
May 21, 2008 - A Tangled Web: The Mysteries of Frank Melton (cover story)
May 21, 2008 - Dairy Bar of Confusion
May 27, 2008 - DA Alleges Cop Murder 'Cover-Up'
July 1, 2008 - Moore Alleges DA 'Misconduct'
July 4 and 8, 2008 - DA Re-Indicts; Defense Alleges Bad Cop Work
July 14, 2008 - Moore Back on Probation ... Sort Of
Aug. 5, 2008 - Moore Demands Cover-up Evidence from DA

March 24, 1989 - Melvin Priester Letter to Gerald Jones re Frank Melton
Oct. 4, 1989 - Frank Melton Letter to R.J. Washington
Aug. 20, 1993 - Jimmy Wilson Memo to the FBI
Sept. 3, 1993 - R.J. Washington Memo to JPD Superior Officer re Frank Melton
Nov. 13, 1997 - Sharrod Moore Motion for Bail
Dec. 15, 1997 - Judge Gibbs Order Granting Sharrod Moore $75,000 Bond

Past Related Articles:
April 27, 2005 - The Cowboy Who Wants to Be Mayor (Donna Ladd)
March-April 2006 - The Melton Tapes: Donna Ladd's Interviews with Frank Melton
April 18, 1994 - One Jail's Tale (Jim Mulvaney)

Click here for the full JFP Frank Melton Blog/Archive, 2005-2008 (currently under transfer to new site; check back if all historic pieces are not there yet)

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