• Edgar Ray Killen Dies; Klansman Behind Civil Rights Workers' Murders In 1964

    8 days ago - By NPR

    Edgar Ray Killen, the former Klansman responsible for the infamous murder of three Freedom Summer workers in 1964, has died in a Mississippi prison. Their story inspired the film Mississippi Burning .
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  • Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in '64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

    Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in '64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

    8 days ago - By NY Times

    Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.
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  • 'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen, dies in prison at 92

    8 days ago - By The Morning Call

    Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday. The one-time Klan leader was serving three consecutive 20-year...
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  • Ex-KKK leader convicted of 1964 'Mississippi Burning' killings dies at 92

    8 days ago - By NBC News

    Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison.
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  • Klansman convicted of killing civil rights workers dies in prison

    8 days ago - By NY Daily News

    The Mississippi klansman jailed for orchestrating the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers has died in prison.
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  • 'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

    8 days ago - By Boston Herald

    JACKSON, Miss. - Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday. The one-time Klan leader was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday night inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary. An autopsy was pending, but no foul play was suspected, the corrections' statement said.
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  • 'Mississippi Burnings' killer Killen dies in prison at 92

    8 days ago - By News OK

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92.
    The part-time preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when a Neshoba County jury convicted him in 2005 of three counts of manslaughter.
    He was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
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  • Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted of ‘Mississippi Burning' Killing of 3 Civil Rights Workers, Dies in Prison

    8 days ago - By Time

    Mississippi's corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92.
    The part-time preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when a Neshoba County jury convicted him in 2005 of three counts of manslaughter.
    He was sentenced to 60 years in prison. His conviction came 41 years to the day after Freedom Summer workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were ambushed and killed by Klansmen.
    Their bodies were found buried in a...
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  • Mississippi Burnings KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

    8 days ago - By National Post

    JACKSON, Miss. - Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday.
    The one-time Klan leader was serving a 60-year prison sentence for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday night inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary. An autopsy was pending, but no foul play was suspected, the corrections' statement said.
    His conviction came 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman...
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  • State: Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison

    8 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    JACKSON, Miss. - State: Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison.
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