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

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        Posted 01/12/2018 03:08 PM - Hide
      • 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 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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