Billy Wayne Posey

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: former member of the Ku Klux Klan's militant offshoot White Knights who became a key suspect for his possible involvement in the notorious murders of three civil rights workers (James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) in central Mississippi on June 21, 1964, and who was sentenced to six years in prison for his participation in the conspiracy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: December 2, 1936

 

Died: August 13, 2009

 

Location: Meridian, Mississippi