Killen Released From Hospital

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Edgar Ray Killen, the former Klansman convicted last year in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers, has been released from a Jackson hospital.

Killen was hospitalized on Mar. 29 from complications from a logging accident he had last year.

A tree fell on Killen while he was cutting wood last March, just months before he was convicted of three counts of manslaughter in the slayings James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman. He attended his trial in a wheelchair.

University of Mississippi Medical Center officials have not said exactly what Killen was being treated for in his hospital stay.

Killen has been serving his 60-year sentence at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.

Mississippi Department of Corrections officials confirmed Killen was hospitalized, but offered no other details.

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