Namon O'Neal Hoggle


Age: 81

last surviving defendant accused of bludgeoning a minister to death in 1965 during a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement in the South and emboldened Congress to bar racial discrimination in voting when his brother and a third defendant were acquitted by an all-white jury in the beating of Rev. James J. Reeb, a white Unitarian Universalist minister from Boston who had joined Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in trying a voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: October 15, 1934

Died: August 30, 2016

Selma, Alabama