Chris McNair released from prison

Church Bombing Dad-Prison
7:38 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Judge Orders Early Release of Bombing Victim's Dad

Chris McNair has been released from a prison medical facility. He's the father of Denise McNair, one of the four girls killed in the 16th Street church bombing in 1963.

A former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in 1963 has been released from a prison medical facility after a judge sided with an Obama administration call to free him.

   Peggy Sanford is a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney in Birmingham. She said that Chris McNair was released from prison hours after U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith issued her ruling.

   The U.S. Justice Department sought the release of the 87-year-old McNair on grounds of compassion.

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