Former Klansman faces bail revocation for brother's pre-trial death threats

[JURIST] Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood [official profile] is seeking to revoke the bail of convicted murderer and former Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen [JURIST news archives] because of pre-trial death threats made by his brother. J.D. Killen allegedly threatened to kill Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon and other individuals in the courtroom, although Killen denies the allegations. Edgar Ray Killen was freed on $600,000 bond [JURIST report] Friday pending the appeal of his June conviction [JURIST report] for the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers. AP has more.



 

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