Edgar Ray Killen, convicted of killing activists in Mississippi, dead at 92

Published on 13 Jan 2018 3:22:51 PM

Officials say Edgar Ray Killen, the preacher and Ku Klux Klansman convicted for plotting the 1964 slayings of three civil rights activists in Mississippi, has died.
Killen was serving a 60-year sentence for his role in the slayings of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner.