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FILE - This June 20, 2005 file photo shows Edgar Ray Killen in Philadelphia, Miss. On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Mississippi's corrections department said the former Ku Klux Klan leader, who was convicted in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

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Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday.

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and REBECCA SANTANA , AP January 12, 2018