Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen, Day 3

Testimony was heard in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen for the June 21, 1964, murders of 3 civil rights workers in Neshoba County,… read more

Testimony was heard in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen for the June 21, 1964, murders of 3 civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The reputed Klansman was indicted for slaying three civil rights workers who were in Mississippi in the summer of 1964 as part of a movement to register blacks to vote and help run educational programs in the South. The trial Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen was held at the Neshoba County Courthouse. Coverage was provided by WJTV (Jackson, MS) for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. 

During the second day of testimony, jurors continued hearing from Ms. Miller, the widow of a police officer who testified against Killen in a 1967 federal civil rights trial. The transcripts of 5 other witnesses' testimony from 1967 were read since the witnesses have since passed. Witnesses, families, and participants of the slayings also testified against Mr. Killen. 

During the first day of testimony, Judge Gordon had halted the trial after the 80-year-old defendant was rushed to the hospital with tightness in his chest and high blood pressure. close

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  • Jay Cochran Agent (Former) Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mark Duncan District Attorney Neshoba County (MS)
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Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen, Day 3

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Program ID:
187242-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Jun 20, 2005
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2005

Airing Details

  • Jun 20, 2005 | 2:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 25, 2005 | 10:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2005 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3