Mississippi Burning: Edgar Ray Killen Leaves Court on Gurney on June 17, 2005
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Former Ku Klux Klan Leader Dies in Prison for 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ Murders

A white supremacist convicted of masterminding the killings of three civil rights workers depicted in the movie, Mississippi Burning, has died in prison. Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Thursday at age 92. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 2005 at age Read More…