Edgar Ray Killen, ‘Mississippi Burning’ Klansman convicted of 1964 civil-rights deaths, won’t confess

December 23, 2014 in News, The Buzz

PARCHMAN, Mississippi — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Edgar Killen appeal in ‘Mississippi burning’ slayings of civil rights workers

November 5, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Edgar Ray Killen, convicted of manslaughter in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights […]

Former Klansman Edgar Ray Killen seeks OK from Supreme Court for new trial in 1964 slayings

October 18, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is considering arguments from a former Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers.

Edgar Ray Killen says he was denied constitutional rights in his Mississippi trial.

Killen made the same arguments to a federal judge in Mississippi in 2012 and before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans earlier this year. He lost in both courts…

Olen Burrage, suspect in 1964 Klan slayings, dies

March 21, 2013 in Obituaries

Olen Burrage, who was acquitted in the case of three civil rights workers killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in Mississippi in the 1960s, has died. He was 82.

Burrage died Friday March 8 at a hospital, the McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel said. The funeral home did not release a cause of death.

Burrage owned land in Neshoba County in central Mississippi where the three civil rights workers were buried under an earthen dam after members of the white supremacist KKK killed them in 1964. He said he knew nothing about the killings and was acquitted of conspiracy in 1967.

Ex-inmate sues reputed Klansman, lawyer

June 21, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON – (AP) A black former prisoner filed a lawsuit Monday that claims he was slandered and defamed by reputed Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen and Killen’s wife and […]