Jack Lacy, Who Prosecuted Klansman, Dies at 69
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Jack Lacy Jr., who as an assistant United States attorney led the successful prosecution of a former Ku Klux Klansman in a civil-rights-era killing that was part of a failed plot to assassinate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died on Friday at his home here. He was 69.
The cause was a single gunshot to the head, most likely self-inflicted, said the Rankin County coroner, Jimmy Roberts.
Mr. Lacy, a former disc jockey and teacher, earned his law degree at 40 and worked in the Mississippi attorney general’s office....
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