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Burmeister the Subject of Former FBI Investigation

Posted June 25, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— There's disturbing new information Wednesday about a former Fort Bragg soldier convicted of killing two black Fayetteville residents.

The FBI says it checked out James Burmeister on criminal conspiracy allegations in the months before he gunned down a Michael James and Jackie Burden back in 1995. The investigation had nothing to do with racial prejudice.

Federal agents were looking into a tip that Burmeister threatened to kill the police chief of Philadelphia.

You can learn more about Burmeister's disturbing past, plus a take look at skinheads in the 90's on CBS's "48 Hours" Thursday night at 10:00 p.m.