Edgar Killen signed card envelope set

Edgar Killen signed card envelope set

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Edgar Ray Killen Booking photo, late 1964 Born January 17, 1925
Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S. Died January 11, 2018 (aged 92)
Parchman, Mississippi, U.S. Other names Preacher Criminal charge Manslaughter (3 counts) Criminal penalty 60 years imprisonment Criminal status Deceased Conviction(s) Manslaughter (3 counts)

Edgar Ray Killen (January 17, 1925 – January 11, 2018) was a Ku Klux Klan organizer who allegedly[1] planned and directed the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, three civil rights activists participating in the Freedom Summer of 1964. He was found guilty in state court of three counts of manslaughter on June 21, 2005, the forty-first anniversary of the crime, and sentenced to 60 years in prison. He appealed against the verdict, but the sentence was upheld on April 12, 2007, by the Supreme Court of Mississippi. He died in prison on January 11, 2018, six days before his 93rd birthday.

The card and envelope are both handwritten. The card is signed on the inside, Edgar Ray.

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