Their bodies were discovered 44 days later, buried in an earthen dam.
His first trial in 1967 ended in mistrial, but Killen was retried almost 40 years later after state authorities reopened the murder investigations, according to the Clarion Ledger.
Edgar Ray Killen, a part-time Baptist minister and the plot leader, was convicted of three counts of manslaughter almost 13 years ago. It was not until 2005 that Killen was charged with murder by a grand jury after new information related the case emerged.
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The slayings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era and were the subject of the 1988 movie "Mississippi Burning".
He was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
The jury convicted Killen of manslaughter, which some of the victims' families found insufficient.
A MS judge attempted to dismiss the charges against most of the defendants, but the Supreme Court later reversed the decision.
Even after his imprisonment, Killen was said to maintain segregationist views about racial inequality.
Killen did not testify at the trial, which was attended by Schwerner's widow and the mothers of Chaney and Goodman, and sat impassively in a wheelchair, breathing from an oxygen tank as the verdict was announced. He was retried 38 years later after the state reopened the murder investigations, and was convicted on June 21, 2005.
In June 2016, the state of MS finally officially closed the case.
The high court in September put both lower court rulings that had invalidated the Republican-drawn districts on hold in September. And they contend that it should be up to Congress, not the courts, to remedy any problems that local governments say they have.
Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 268,169 shares of the company's stock, valued at $16,918,782.21. Tower Bridge Advisors increased Eaton Vance Natl Muns stake by 103 shares to 10,627 valued at $105.53M in 2017Q3. (NYSE:C).
We're going to do DACA, and then we can start immediately on the phase two, which would be comprehensive, ' the president said. Kevin McCarthy then reminded the president: 'Mr. "So we're plowing ahead like we discussed yesterday at the White House".
That has angered Democrats, who say those probes are distractions from the Russian Federation investigations. And as the top Democrat on the committee, she didn't need authorization from Grassley to release it.
He has repeatedly defended Trump over the past two years and has sometimes offered Christian theology as a basis for his defense. Mr Mahama expressed shock over the United States president's action and charged the African Union (AU) to condemn same.
Trump was 70 when he took office on January 20, 2017, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office. People around Mr Trump were concerned about his deteriorating attention span and verbal patterns, he also said.
Trump himself will determine what information to make public, a person familiar with the process of presidential exams said. Because the health information is considered private under federal law, the President himself must sign off on its release.
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Two friends of Paley's confirmed to BuzzFeed News she gave the same account of what happened in the vehicle shortly afterward. Another student says that Franco takes out the safety guards for the oral sex scene on the set of " The Long Home " in 2015.
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Two turnovers, a pair of sacks, six tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries is plenty of disruption to win a messy game. The Wentz-less Birds will have a tough task this Saturday, as the Falcons are one of the hottest teams around the league.
Parents sue for girl, 11, to use medical marijuana at…
They said the state's current medical marijuana laws do not meet reality. "And now she can think clearer and she's more alert". District Judge John Blakey granted the school district an exemption to administer medical marijuana to her if necessary.
Google brings voice assistant to speaker screens
So at least right now, it looks like Google could be used more widely than the Echo Show at least in terms of software. It's in speakers , TVs, headphones and I wouldn't be surprised to see it turn up in a fridge before the week is out.
Man confesses to 1993 murder in emotional TV interview
Hawkins reached out to KRCR 7 ABC news to confess to his crime on camera before turning himself into the police station next door. Later that day, the auto was found outside a Costco in Redding, with blood on the car's exterior and interior, police said.
Raees, Hasan limit New Zealand to 257 on slow pitch
They then crawled past their own previous lowest one-day score, the 43 they scored in 1993 against the West Indies in Cape Town. The New Zealand team comfortably won the encounter after Pakistan team were 60 odd runs short in a rain-affected game.
Popovich defends Laker's Walton in wake of Ball's criticism
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a solid defensive game and contributed down the stretch with 10 points and four rebounds. The Lakers limited the Spurs to 15 points in the first quarter and 38 points in the first half - both season lows.