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Man convicted of 3 killing civil rights workers dies in jail

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.

Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' killings, dead at 92

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Killen, who would have turned 93 on Jan. 17, was pronounced dead at the hospital at Mississippi State Penitentiary, according to a statement on the state Department of Corrections website on Friday. Killen, whose 2005 manslaughter conviction...Show More Summary

'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

5 days agoNews : The Lookout

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.

Edgar Ray Killen, Ku Klux Klan Leader Convicted Of Manslaughter, Dies In Prison At 92.

Edgar Ray Killen was serving three consecutive 20-year sentences for the killings of civil rights activists Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner. Killen died at 9:p.m. on Thursday in the hospital at Mississippi State Penitentiary. Show More Summary

Man convicted of 3 killing civil rights workers dies in jail

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 … Click to Continue »

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

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

Edgar Ray Killen, Mississippi Klansman convicted in 1964 civil rights killings, dies at 92

His conviction for manslaughter came 41 years after three civil rights workers were slain.

Edgar Ray Killen, ‘Mississippi Burning’ perpetrator, dies in prison

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

One of perpetrators of a particularly infamous hate crime during the civil rights movement died in prison Thursday. … civil rights workers in Mississippi, died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, the Associated Press reported. ‘ Mississippi Burnings’ killer Edgar Ray Killen...

Edgar Ray Killen, "Mississippi Burnings" Klan leader, dead at 92

6 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

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

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

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Edgar Ray Killen, the KKK leader convicted in the 'Mississippi Burning' killings, dies in prison

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...

Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' killings, dead at 92

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Edgar Ray Killen, the preacher and Ku Klux Klansman convicted and sent to prison more than 40 years after he plotted the 1964 slayings of three civil rights activists in the "Mississippi Burning" case, died on Thursday night at the age of 92, Mississippi correction officials said. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

‘Mississippi Burning’ KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen dies in prison

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Edgar Ray Killen, the preacher and Ku Klux Klan leader convicted and imprisoned more than 40 years after he plotted the 1964 slayings of three civil rights activists in the “Mississippi Burning” case, has died, correction officials said on Friday. Killen, who would have turned 93 on...

'Mississippi Burnings' Klan leader Killen dies in prison

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 … Click to Continue »

Edgar Ray Killen Interview; 'Mississippi Burning' Inspiration Refuses to Confess to Triple Homicide

The man behind the real-life story of "Mississippi Burning" has opened up for the first time since 2005 but refused to confess to the triple murder that sparked national outrage.

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

Edgar Ray Killen gave his first interview since his 2005 conviction, 41 years to the day after three civil-rights workers were killed.

'Mississippi Burning' Convict Won't Confess

Edgar Ray Killen has granted his first interview since being imprisoned in 2005 for the killing of three young civil rights workers 50 years ago, but he still refuses to discuss the events of 1964, much less confess. The 89-year-old, speaking to the AP inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary, says...

How Mississippi Burning Helped Get Justice for Slain Civil Rights Workers

In June 2005, a frail octogenarian, Edgar Ray Killen was wheeled from a Mississippi courtroom, having been convicted on three counts of manslaughter in the deaths of three young Civil Rights workers 41 years previously. At the time,Show More Summary

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