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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Ex-JDL Bomber of Interest in Alex Odeh Murder Case Loses Israel Transfer Suit

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

The prospects of Robert "Bob" Manning being transferred to Israel to serve out the rest of his life sentence chilled supporters of Alex Odeh, a Palestinian-American activist killed by a rigged pipe bomb when he opened the door to his Santa Ana office on Oct. 11, 1985. Manning, a member of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) at the time, never faced charges for the still-unsolved murder but was convicted of a 1980 letter bombing that killed Patricia Wilkerson, a Manhattan Beach secretary.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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