Killen convicted of manslaughter for 1964 civil rights workers murders
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Michael Schwerner, 24, Mr Chaney, 21, and Andy Goodman, 20, were killed in 1964. Killen was originally a suspect and was rearrested when new evidence emerged.
Killen now faces twenty years in jail. He was cleared of carrying out the murder, but convicted of recruiting a gang of Klansmen and police, who abducted the three men, shot them and beat them to death before burying them in a dam.
- BBC news. "KKK verdict sees 'justice arrive'" — , June 22, 2005
- Sophia Pearson. "Killen Convicted of Manslaughter in 1964 Slayings (Update4)" — , June 21, 2005
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