Former U.S. Senator of Alaska Ted Stevens (pictured) was killed in a plane crash in Alaska.
Stevens was targeted, prosecuted, and convicted by the Rove Republican Racket in 2008. He lost his re-election bid that same year.
After the Obama Administration took over the reigns of government, a "horrified" U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder vacated the conviction in April of last year and launched an investigation into gross prosecutorial misconduct by federal prosecutors, who withheld evidence from Stevens' defense team.
His death brings an unofficial close to one of many disturbing and political persecutions of the Rove Bush Cheney era.