Interview with Sheriff Mel Bailey
QUESTION 21
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME MOVE FORWARD A LITTLE BIT, IF I MAY, TO SEPTEMBER, THE 16th STREET CHURCH BOMBING. DESCRIBE THAT TO ME.

Sheriff Melvin Bailey:

Well, that was chaotic to say the least and this arrest I'm talking about led us, was led by that investigation and subsequently the bungling of the case that basically delayed it til even six, eight years later that attorney Bill Baxley came in, and we put together an investigation that brought that case to trial. Just this past week, you know, the prime suspect—