Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Killen claims God is on his side

Edgar Ray Killen, 85, convicted of the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers, claims God is on his side and will punish those who put him in prison. Killen is suing the FBI:

"Almighty God ... is listening and is recording your acts, thoughts and deeds. One by one you will give account to him," Killen wrote in a six-page letter obtained by The Clarion-Ledger from a Klansman. His lawyer confirmed the letter is indeed Killen's.

District Attorney Mark Duncan, who along with Attorney General Jim Hood prosecuted Killen, responded, "I don't have any trouble standing before God with my role in it."

In 2005, a Neshoba County jury convicted Killen, now 85, on three counts of manslaughter for his role in the Klan's June 21, 1964, killings of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, commonly known as the Mississippi Burning case.

The FBI is reexamining the killings. Four suspects in the case are still alive.

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