Killen, Convicted in '64 Civil Rights Case and Out on Bail Is Rejailed
A judge sent Edgar Ray Killen, the former Klansman convicted of the 1964 killing of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, back to prison yesterday, saying Mr. Killen had deceived the court about his health when he asked to be released on bond.
The hearing was called after Mr. Killen, who was granted bail after testifying that he was confined to a wheelchair, was seen up and walking by sheriff's deputies.
Edgar Ray Killen waved Friday while being wheeled away from the Neshoba County Courthouse. A judge ordered him sent back to prison.
"That's incredible to me," the judge, Marcus Gordon, said. "I feel fraud has been committed on this court."
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