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Edgar Ray Killen dies

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Edgar Ray Killen dies

Edgar Ray Killen dies

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.


Edgar Ray Killen dies

- mississippi's corrections - department says edgar ray - killen, - a former ku klux klan leader wh- was convicted in the 1964 - 'mississippi burning' slayings- of three civil rights workers,- has died in prison at the age o- 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 red-clay dam in

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