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KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen Dies In Prison

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According to correction officials on Friday, Edgar Ray Killen, the preacher and Ku Klux Klan leader convicted and imprisoned for over forty years after he plotted the killings of three civil rights activists in 1964, has died in prison.

The state's Department of Corrections said in a statement on their website Friday that Killen, who would have turned 93 on January 17th, was pronounced dead Thursday night at the hospital in Mississippi State Penitentiary..

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KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen Dies In Prison

A JUNE 20, 2005 FILE PHOTO EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE MAY CONTAIN NUDITY OR GRAPHIC CONTENT FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2005 FILE PHOTO AP FILE POOL PHOTO OF JAN. 12, 2005 FILE POOL PHOTO IS 1964 FBI BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO SUPPLIED BY STATE OF MISSISSIPPI'S ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

JAN. 6, 2005 FILE PHOTO THIS IS A JUNE 20, 2005 FILE PHOTOGRAPH.

THIS IS A JUNE 20, 2005 POOL PHOTO.




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