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Edgar Ray Killen

Ku Klux Klan murderer

Died when: 92 years 359 days (1115 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

Edgar Ray Killen

Edgar Ray Killen (January 17, 1925 – January 11, 2018) was an American white supremacist and convicted criminal.A Ku Klux Klan organizer, he planned and directed the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, three civil rights activists participating in the Freedom Summer of 1964.

He was found guilty in state court of three counts of manslaughter on June 21, 2005, the forty-first anniversary of the crime, and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

He appealed the verdict, but the sentence was upheld on April 12, 2007, by the Supreme Court of Mississippi.He died in prison on January 11, 2018, six days before his 93rd birthday.


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