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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.

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Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2006 with 193 to follow.
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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.

Ex-Klansman leaves court on stretcher

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., June 16 (UPI) -- An 80-year-old man on trial for the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers Thursday was taken by stretcher from a Mississippi courtroom.

'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.

1964 KKK human rights case back in court

PHILADELPHIA, Miss., June 13 (UPI) -- International media began gathering outside a Philadelphia, Miss., courtroom Monday where jury selection was to begin for a 1964 racial triple-lynching.

More old civil rights cases reopened

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 29 (UPI) -- Florida has joined other southern states reopening unsolved hate crimes that occurred during the civil rights upheaval in the 1950s and 1960s.

Killen case could reflect Klan decline

MEMPHIS, March 21 (UPI) -- The upcoming trial of Edgar Ray Killen on charges of killing three civil rights workers might demonstrate the erosion of influence of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Edgar Ray "Preacher" Killen (born January 17, 1925) is a former Ku Klux Klan organizer who conspired in the murders of three civil rights activists—James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner—in 1964.

He was found guilty of three counts of manslaughter on June 21, 2005, the forty-first anniversary of the crime. He appealed the verdict, but his sentence of three times 20 years in prison was upheld on January 12, 2007, by the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Killen was a sawmill operator and part-time Baptist minister. He was also a kleagle, or klavern recruiter and organizer, for the Neshoba and Lauderdale County chapters of the Ku Klux Klan.

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