Man convicted in 1964 KKK slayings dies in prison

James Ford Seale was convicted and imprisoned decades after the segregation-era abduction and killing of two young black men


The Associated Press via The Bismarck Tribune

JACKSON, Miss. — James Ford Seale, who was convicted and imprisoned decades after the segregation-era abduction and killing of two young black men by Ku Klux Klansmen in rural Mississippi, has died, a spokesman with the federal Bureau of Prisons said.

Seale died Tuesday in Terre Haute, Ind., where he had been serving three life sentences after being convicted in 2007, Bureau of Prisons spokesman Edmond Ross said. He was 76.

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