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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Slain Activist Alex Odeh's Family Speaks at Ex-JDL Bomber's Parole Hearing

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

For the first time since a pipe bomb exploded and killed Arab-American activist Alex Odeh on Oct. 11, 1985 in Santa Ana, a family member had the opportunity to address former Jewish Defense League member Robert “Bob” Manning. Extradited from Israel, a jury convicted Manning for the 1980 mail-bomb murder of Patricia Wilkerson, a Manhattan Beach secretary, But he never faced charges in the Odeh case that remains unsolved more than 33 years later.

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

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