Friday, January 12, 2018

Killen dies

MDOC issued the following statement.

The man convicted for his involvement in the deaths of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964 has died in prison.

Edgar Ray Killen, who would have turned 93 on Jan. 17, was pronounced dead at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. He died at 9 p.m.

Killen was serving a total of 60 years for manslaughter for the June 21, 1964, deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County.

His first trial in 1967 ended in a mistrial. He was retried 38 years later after the state reopened the murder investigations, and was convicted on June 21, 2005. He was sentenced June 23, 2005 to three consecutive 20-year sentences. The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld his convictions in 2007.

The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy. However, no foul play is suspected.

Kingfish note: Bye, bye, bastard.


Anonymous said...

So, Charles Manson now has a roommate.
Burn on, brothers, burn on.

Anonymous said...

Have the MS State Pen doc's opposed opiods?

Anonymous said...

Why is the state wasting money on an autopsy? He was 93, I have a pretty good idea what killed him...

Anonymous said...

An autopsy? Really? The man was 150 years old... surely they can just chalk this up to old age and move on... Good riddance.

Though I'm sure it's law since he was in jail at the time.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, you should have said Bye Bye "SORRY" Bastard. The sad thing there are still people out there that think like this animal.

Anonymous said...

He should get what he gave...dumped unceremoniously out in the woods

Burke said...

You can't kill the boogeyman. Still, there is some measure of relief when one of his alter egos bites the dust.

Louis LeFleur said...

Marshall Ramsey anils it again CL 1/13/18

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

5:20 pm You aren't a scapegoat if it's a choice. It's not like he couldn't have dropped the hammer on those who went unpunished.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance. A free man for far too long.

May he rot in pieces.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the vengeful and all of could learn from Chaney's daughter: “I pray to God that Edgar Ray repented and that he had peace with God. My ultimate desire is when I get to heaven and meet my dad for the first time, I pray that my dad and I could embrace Edgar Ray.”

Anonymous said...

9:25 - A scapegoat is under no obligation to try and recall who the actual players were fifty years earlier. 'Dropping the hammer' was not his responsibility. And even if he had been able to come up with names, it would not have mattered. The prosecutor, the system, the jury, the judge, 'we' collectively, were hungry. The term is 'blood thirsty'. This bogus conviction made many of us feel better about ourselves. We felt redemption in an odd sort of way. Just another chapter in the book on 'White Guilt'.

The stuff we make movies out of.

Anonymous said...

Our Bible tells us "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord". So I consider final judgment in God's hands. Because if it were up to me, there would be a special place in Hell reserved for racist thugs like Killen.

Ben Dover said...

I'm not interested in debating 'ol Edgar, but the ONLY reason the case was reopened was because Bobby wanted name where's Bobby?

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