GUILTY MS - Edgar Ray Killen Guilty of 1964 Civil Rights Murders

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Jeana (DP), Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

    Messages:
    26,902
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi (CNN) -- Forty-one years to the day three civil rights workers were ambushed and killed by a Ku Klux Klan mob, a jury found former Klansman Edgar Ray Killen guilty of all three counts of manslaughter Tuesday.

    The "Freedom Summer" killings of James Chaney, 21, Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24, galvanized the civil rights movement.


    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/21/mississippi.killings/index.html
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Sniffy38

    Sniffy38 New Member

    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi Jeana: I've been somewhat following this trial on CTV. I felt so sorry for both mothers who testified and could feel their pain. It took 41 yrs. for them to get any kind of justice. At age 80, I wonder what his sentence will be?
     
  4. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

    Messages:
    26,902
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I can imagine how happy they must be to finally have this in a court! I think he should be more worried about what his "next" sentence will be.
     
  5. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

    Messages:
    14,497
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    announcing sentence for Killen:

    Sentence: count 1 20 yrs count 2 20 yrs count 3 20 yrs
     
  6. MaryBelle

    MaryBelle New Member

    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hallelujah! He got the full 60 years. You're a good man Judge Gordon.

    Rest in peace
    Andrew Goodman
    James Chaney
    Michael Schwerner

    Heroes all.
     
  7. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Messages:
    2,910
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Justice is sweet. I hope as he was sitting there hearing that his life was essentially over he felt the same fear and helplessness (sp?) that his victims did.
     
  8. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

    Messages:
    23,795
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    A judge sent Edgar Ray Killen, the former Klansman convicted of the 1964 killing of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, back to prison yesterday, saying Mr. Killen had deceived the court about his health when he asked to be released on bond.

    The hearing was called after Mr. Killen, who was granted bail after testifying that he was confined to a wheelchair, was seen up and walking by sheriff's deputies.

    That's incredible to me," the judge, Marcus Gordon, said. "I feel fraud has been committed on this court."

    "Without the testimony of the defendant's poor physical condition," Judge Marcus's written order said, "the court finds that the defendant has failed to show by clear and convincing evidence that he is not a danger to the community"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/10/national/10killen.html
     
  9. concernedperson

    concernedperson Former Member

    Messages:
    14,796
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    These crooks will go to all lengths to have it their way. He needs to be in jail.
     
  10. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

    Messages:
    23,795
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If they prove this, he will almost have to be dying to get out again.
     
  11. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

    Messages:
    23,795
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    A judge sent Edgar Ray Killen back to prison Friday after finding that the former Ku Klux Klan leader, convicted for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers, was in better health than the court had been told.

    Four law enforcement officers and a convenience store owner testified they had seen Killen driving during the past two weeks. But at an August court hearing, the 80-year-old sawmill owner and preacher had testified he was in constant pain and confined to a wheelchair.

    Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon decided to revoke the $600,000 bond that had allowed Killen to remain free while appealing his manslaughter convictions. He spent 53 days in prison, in between his June conviction and being released on bond Aug. 12.

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-civ11.html
     
  12. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,514
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    63
  13. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    21,517
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/22/civil-rights-killings/20784107/

     
  14. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    21,517
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    0
  15. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

    Messages:
    20,359
    Likes Received:
    2,897
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Former Ku Klux Klan leader convicted in the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers dies in prison aged 92

    "Edgar Ray Killen died in a Mississippi state prison at the age of 92 on Thursday
    Killen was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter
    The former KKK leader was convicted of the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers in 2005..."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Burnings-Klan-leader-Killen-dies-prison.html
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice