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Edgar Ray Killen - Guilty of Manslaughter


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Fox News After 41 years, justice is dealt on the "Ex-KKK" member who arrainged the murder of these brave young men on Sunday, June 21, 1964. Quick info about the case:

"Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman disappeared at approximately 10:00 p.m., Sunday, June 21, 1964. The next day their burned-out station wagon was found in the Bogue Chitto swamp, and the bodies of the three civil rights workers were found forty-four days later, buried fifteen feet in an earthen dam." - Ben Chaney, brother of James Earl Chaney

From Info Please there is this about the investigation and trial after the bodies were discovered.

"The FBI arrested 18 men in October 1964, but state prosecutors refused to try the case, claiming lack of evidence. The federal government then stepped in, and the FBI arrested 18 in connection with the killings. In 1967, seven men were convicted on federal conspiracy charges and given sentences of three to ten years, but none served more than six. No one was tried on the charge or murder. The contemptible words of the presiding federal judge, William Cox, give an indication of Mississippi's version of justice at the time: "They killed one ni---r, one Jew, and a white man. I gave them all what I thought they deserved."

However, now perhaps they can rest - justice accompished.

Some bios about Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman can be found here

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