June 21st, 2005


Edgar Killen convicted

I'm a few hours behind, but in my defense I've been busy working, heh. I just popped my head up to look around for the first time all day.

So anyways - Edgar Killen, former KKK member, murderer of 3 civil rights workers 41 years ago, was found guilty of manslaughter. Better late than never, I guess. It's too bad they only got manslaughter, but as I understand it the evidence trail was weak enough (and old enough) that getting a full murder count was risky and the prosecution decided to go for the easier manslaughter charge. But they got it, and that's good.

You can read about it here or just stop being lazy and look it up on your favorite news site yourself. ;)