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  • Writer's pictureDonald V. Watkins

A Stunning New Development in the Fred “Bubba” Copeland Suicide Case

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on November 27, 2023

IMAGE: Fred "Bubba" Copeland, the victim of a diabolical media "hit job" carried out by 1819 News.

An Editorial Opinion

It was there all along.  A key fact that was hiding in plain sight.   


I casually mentioned it in one of my early articles on the “hit job” 1819 News carried out on Fred “Bubba” Copeland, the small-town mayor of Smiths Station, Alabama. 


The speed at which 1819 News carried out this “hit job” made no sense from a news gathering, fact-checking, and reporting standpoint.  1819 News learned of Bubba Copeland’s cross-dressing activities (in the privacy of his home) and works of erotic fiction on October 31, 2023, and published its "hit piece" on Copeland the next day. 


1819 News did not report this information to law enforcement officials before publishing the article, even though they later claimed that Copeland might have been victimizing unsuspecting women and children.


There had to be more to this bizarre story – and there was.  Much more!  


Time, patience, a lot of digging in five states and two countries, and over 40 years of experience in uncovering “cover-ups” allowed me to finally assemble all of the pieces needed to solve this puzzle.  The last piece fell into place Sunday night.


The “hit job” on Bubba Copeland was a vigilante move by people who have surreptitiously done this kind of thing before – many times1819 News was the selected conduit for the Copeland “hit job” because Kenneth Bryan Dawson is a longtime controlled operative.


They almost pulled off the Copeland “hit job” without being exposed and without suffering any adverse consequences to themselves. 


The “Archilles heel” in this diabolical scheme has always been Kenneth Bryan Dawson, the chosen "hitman."  Dawson's career criminal history and voluminous prison records provided a “gold mine” of information that eventually helped me solve this “whodunit” homicide.


These documents also aided me in identifying the people who furnished 1819 News with the information it needed to “out” Bubba Copeland and force him to commit suicide.


Stay tuned for a blockbuster ending to the "whodunit" of who killed Bubba Copeland, and why!

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