Court rejects 'Mississippi Burning' case review

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review the conviction of a man in the "Mississippi Burning" killings of three civil rights workers in 1964.

Judge rules two sisters must pay uncle for false sex abuse claims

TORONTO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An Ontario judge ordered two sisters to pay their uncle $125,000 in libel damages for falsely accusing him of sexual assault, court records state.

Cartha DeLoach, No. 3 in Hoover FBI, dies

HILTON HEAD, S.C., March 15 (UPI) -- Cartha "Deke" DeLoach, a former deputy director of the FBI and one of J. Edgar Hoover's most trusted advisers, has died in South Carolina.

NYC addresses pedophile concerns

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A New York prosecutor says he wants Orthodox Jews to report pedophiles despite a tradition of keeping some criminal matters within the close-knit community.

Suspect in 1964 civil rights killings dies

MERIDIAN, Miss., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The death of a suspect in the 1964 killing of three civil rights workers in Mississippi is a setback to prosecution of the case, an activist says.

No release for man guilty of 1964 killings

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., July 14 (UPI) -- A Mississippi judge Friday refused to release Edgar Ray Killen while he appeals his conviction for organizing the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers.

Woman who wrote about civil rights dies

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., April 25 (UPI) -- Florence Mars, a native of Mississippi who denounced the killing of three civil rights workers at a time when she was putting her life at risk, has died.

Ex-klansman freed on bail in 1964 killings

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The man sentenced to 60 years in a Mississippi prison for his part in the murder of three civil rights workers was released on bail Friday pending appeal.

Ex-Klansman sentenced to 60 years

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., June 23 (UPI) -- A Mississippi judge Thursday sentenced Edgar Ray Killen to 60 years for manslaughter in the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers.

Klansman convicted in 1964 killings

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., June 21 (UPI) -- A Mississippi jury Tuesday convicted an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader in the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers.

Jury split on civil rights killing verdict

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., June 20 (UPI) -- Jurors in the trial of an elderly Klansman accused in the infamous 1964 murders of three civil rights workers say they are split on the proper verdict.

'Mississippi Burning' trial opens

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., June 15 (UPI) -- The trial of a man accused of organizing the abduction and murders of three civil rights workers in 1964 began Wednesday in Philadelphia, Miss.

Miss. highway may be named for Emmett Till

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Mississippi Senate has approved a measure renaming a section of highway for Emmett Till, the 14-year old black youth murdered by bigots in 1955. Under the measure, which must still pass the state House, a section of U.S. Route 49 between Leflore and

Mississippi murder suspect pleads innocent

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A reputed Mississippi Ku Klux Klansman pleaded innocent Friday to state charges of murdering three civil rights workers more than 40 years ago.

Reward offered in civil rights slayings

JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A religious group in Mississippi is offering a $100,000 reward for information on the deaths of three civil rights workers in 1964.
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