More Surgery Looms for Killen

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Edgar Ray Killen, 80, who faces prosecution for three civil rights slayings in 1964, may have to undergo another surgery for injuries he sustained in a logging accident.

His brother, J.D. Killen, told The Associated Press that doctors likely will have to drain fluid from one of Edgar Ray's hips.

A tree fell on the former lumber mill operator from Union last Thursday, knocking him out and shattering the femurs in both of his thighs.

Killen had been scheduled to stand trial Apr. 18 on three counts of murder. He's accused of orchestrating the 1964 killings of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman.

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