Former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers acknowledges a reputed Klan leader carried out the 1964 plot to kill three civil rights workers in 1964.
Bowers told state authorities in May that Edgar Ray Killen was responsible for planning and carrying out the 1964 murders.
Killen is a prime target in the renewed federal-state investigation into the killings of the three civil rights workers 40 years ago in Neshoba County.
The revelation comes as state and federal authorities are hoping to bring the first ever murder charges.
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