Killen Hearing Delayed

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A bond hearing for Edgar Ray Killen has been delayed a week. The hearing was supposed to be this Friday, but county officials say the new date is Aug. 12 in Neshoba County Circuit Court.

Killen, 80, was convicted of manslaughter June 21, 2005, in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County.

He's serving a 60-year sentence, but his attorneys have filed a motion to try to get him released on bond while they appeal the conviction.

Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon will decide on the bond request. He presided over Killen's trial.

Killen was convicted 41 years to the day after the slayings of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.


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