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An 80-year-old man has been found guilty in the killing of three men 41 years ago. A jury in Mississippi decided Edgar Ray Killen organized the murder of three civil rights workers in June 1964. He escaped murder charges but may spend up to twenty years in prison for manslaughter. Killen was first arrested 41 years ago but was released because of too little evidence. Police found new information recently and the trial reopened. The former Ku Klux Klan leader sank his head as the verdict was read. Killen organized the gang that beat and shot to death Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, white New Yorkers, and James Chaney, a black man from Mississippi. 1. 2. Ku Klux Klan / murder / Mississippi / civil rights / white people / black people / segregation / racism / justice / skin color 3. 4. An 80-year-old man in a wheelchair should not go to prison. Talk first about the people in your neighboring countries. You could also talk about the following people: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3.
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