A Look at the Edgar Ray Killen Verdict It's been 41 years since three civil rights workers were beaten and shot to death in Philadelphia, Miss. On Tuesday, there was a small measure of justice -- an 80-year old former Ku Klux Klan leader was found guilty of manslaughter in the murders, and could spend the rest of his life behind bars. We hear reaction from people where the trial was held in Philadelphia, Miss.
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A Look at the Edgar Ray Killen Verdict

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A Look at the Edgar Ray Killen Verdict

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A Look at the Edgar Ray Killen Verdict

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It's been 41 years since three civil rights workers were beaten and shot to death in Philadelphia, Miss. On Tuesday, there was a small measure of justice — an 80-year old former Ku Klux Klan leader was found guilty of manslaughter in the murders, and could spend the rest of his life behind bars. We hear reaction from people where the trial was held in Philadelphia, Miss.