Trial Status Under Review

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The judge handling the capital murder case of Edgar Ray Killen plans a meeting this week to discuss the trial status for the reputed Klansman who's recovering from serious injuries.

Killen, accused of killing three civil rights workers in 1964 in rural Neshoba County, underwent surgery Friday at a Jackson hospital to repair broken legs suffered in a logging accident.

On Thursday, a tree fell on the 80-year-old former lumber mill operator from Union.

Killen was free on bond at the time of the accident and is scheduled to stand trial Apr. 18.

Hospital officials have declined to give any information about Killen. On Friday he was reported in good condition after surgery.