BURNING NOW

Klansman Behind ‘Mississippi Burning’ Murders Dies in Prison

The Mississippi Klansman who organized one the most notorious mass murders in American history, in which three civil-rights workers were killed in 1964, has died. Edgar Ray Killen died Thursday at 92 years old while serving out his 60-year prison sentence. He was convicted in 2005 of three counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner.