Ex-Klansman sentenced to 60 years
Killen convicted in 1964 slayings of civil rights workers
PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi (CNN) -- A Mississippi judge Thursday sentenced former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen to 60 years in prison for the manslaughter of three civil rights workers in 1964.
Killen, an 80-year-old part-time preacher, was convicted on three counts of manslaughter Tuesday, 41 years to the day a Klan mob ambushed and killed the civil rights workers -- James Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 20; and Michael Schwerner, 24. (more)
Rest in Peace; Andrew, James and Michael