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‘Mississippi Burnings’ killer Killen dies in prison at 92

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 for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday night inside the ...

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Klansman Edgar Ray Killen says he didn't sign over land

JACKSON — Reputed Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen claims in new court documents that he didn’t sign over power of attorney or ownership of 40 acres of land to a black former prisoner. James Stern served time with Killen at a Mississippi prison. He claims Killen, who is serving a 60-year sentence for civil rights-era killings, signed over to ...

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