Killen Gets 60 Years
Edgar Ray Killen, leader of the KKK gang that brutally murdered 3 Mississippi civil rights poll workers in 1964, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison by the judge presiding over his case. Convicted of 3 counts of manslaughter earlier in the week, Killen will now serve out the remainder of his life behind bars.
The judge in the case issued the maximum sentence allowed by law saying "each life has value." The judge should be commended for showing this old, sickly man no pity. The crimes Killen committed prove he is unfit for society. His lack of remorse proves he is unfit for mercy. It is an injustice that he was allowed to live free for the last 41 years.