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  • 40 years on, man is back on trial for Mississippi Burning murders

    01/08/2005 8:50:22 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 14 replies · 3,414+ views
    The Times ^ | January 08, 2005 | From James Bone in New York
    FOUR decades on, an alleged Ku Klux Klansman known as The Preacher yesterday became the first person to be charged with murder in the “Mississippi Burning” killings that rocked 1960s America. Edgar Ray Killen Edgar Ray Killen, now 79, a former sawmill owner and Baptist minister, appeared in court accused of leading the mob of white supremacists who chased down three young civil rights workers in the racially divided Southern state 40 years ago. Dressed in an ill-fitting orange prison uniform, Mr Killen boomed “not guilty” three times as he entered his pleas. Shortly after he was remanded the courthouse...
  • Ex-Klansman Heads to Trial for Murder

    05/06/2002 7:27:48 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 1 replies · 190+ views
    AP | 5-6-02 | Bob Johnson
    Ex-Klansman Heads to Trial for Murder Mon May 6, 6:11 AM ET By BOB JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer The murder trial of a former Ku Klux Klansman could be the final chapter in one of the worst cases of violence against the civil rights movement — the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls.Bobby Frank Cherry, 71, is accused of helping other Klansmen plant the powerful bomb that blew a hole in an exterior wall of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1963, killing the girls as they were preparing for church service.The church had become a...