Klansman Arrested In 1964 Slayings
KLANSMAN ARRESTED IN 1964 SLAYINGS
Reputed Klansman Arrested on Murder Charges in 1964 Slaying of Three Civil Rights Workers
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. Jan 6, 2005
— A reputed Ku Klux Klansman was arrested late Thursday on murder charges in the 1964 slaying of three voter-registration volunteers, one of the last unsolved mysteries from the civil rights era, officials said.
Neshoba County Sheriff Larry Myers told The Associated Press Edgar Ray Killen was arrested at his home without incident.
The arrest followed a grand jury meeting Thursday that apparently included testimony from individuals believed to have knowledge about the killings, dramatized in the 1988 movie "Mississippi Burning." Myers said Killen was being held on three counts of murder. "We went ahead and got him because he was high profile and we knew where he was," the sheriff said.
NOTE: Nice, if he's guilty
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