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Jury Reports 6-6 Split in Killen Murder Trial

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Jury Reports 6-6 Split in Killen Murder Trial

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Jury Reports 6-6 Split in Killen Murder Trial

Jury Reports 6-6 Split in Killen Murder Trial

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Jurors report they are split 6-6 in the murder trial of former Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen. The 80-year-old defendant is accused of organizing the killing of three voting rights volunteers in Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964. It was one of the civil rights era's most notorious crimes.