Everything On Michael Donald Murder Case

Where is James Tiger Knowles Now? Michael Donald Case Update

Where is James Tiger Knowles Now? Michael Donald Case Update

James Tiger Knowles was one of the members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), an American white supremacist terrorist hate group. Learn about his family and bio.

James Tiger Knowles was involved in the murder of Michael Donald, a 19-year-old African-American boy. He was arrested 2 and a half years after the murder. 

James Tiger Knowles On Wikipedia

James Knowles is mentioned on the Wikipedia page called “Lynching of Michael Donald.“

He is mentioned as a prime culprit of Michael Donald’s murder on March 21, 1981.

He was indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District Alabama for violating the civil rights of Michael Donald and pleaded guilty to civil rights violations in 1985. 

Knowles served 25 years of his life imprisonment in Escambia County, Alabama. He was released on parole in 2010.

James Tiger Knowles Wife And Family

James did not have a wife as he is unmarried.

He was just 21 years old when Judge W. Brevard Hand sentenced him to life in prison, so it is unlikely that he was married at that time.

There is no information on James’s family and wife.

James Tiger Knowles family hails from the United States.

Talking about his ethnicity, he belonged to a mixed ethnic group.

Michael Donald Murder Case

In 1981, an African American, Josephus Anderson charged with the murder of a white policeman, got away with the murder because the jury had African-American members.

Bennie Jack Hays, the second-highest-ranking official in the United Klans of America (UKA), reacted to the case, saying if a black man can get away with killing a white man, then white men ought to be able to get away with killing a black man.

Following the statement, Bennie’s son, Henry Hays, 26, and James Tiger Knowles, 17, drove around looking for a black person to attack with an armed gun and rope burrowed from Hays’s brother-in-law, Frank Cox. 

Michael Donald walking home with a pack of cigarettes at the nearby gas station. Hays and Knowles chose Donald randomly just for being black even though he had no connection with Anderson’s case.

Donald was beaten up, strangled and his throat was slit three times to make sure he was dead.

In 1983, Henry Hays and James Knowles were arrested. James Knowles was sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty and testifying against Hays while Hays was executed by electric chair in 1997.

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