The panel, which says it is split 6 to 6, will resume deliberating on whether the Mississippi man was behind three civil rights workers’ deaths in 1964.
The defense called its final witnesses Monday, including Philadelphia’s former mayor, who testified that he had seen Killen at a funeral home on the night of the killings. When asked about Killen’s membership in the Klan, Harlan Majure said: “I know some about the Ku Klux Klan that most people don’t know. They did a lot of good too. As far as I know, they’re a peaceful organization.”
Does this story need anymore explaning?By Ellen Barry, L. A.Times Staff Writer