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BREAKING NEWS ~ Edgar Ray Killen convicted of manslaughter

[JURIST] Edgar Ray Killen [JURIST news archive] has been convicted of three counts of manslaughter in connection with the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers. The conviction came on the 41st anniversary of the rights workers disappearance and a day after jurors reported being deadlocked at 6-6. Killen faces upt to 20 years in prison for each of the three manslaughter counts. AP has more.

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