Summary: retired Neshoba County chief deputy sheriff who was best known for his involvement to the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan in central Mississippi, but who was later convicted of civil rights violation and spent seven years in federal prison in one of the nation's notorious civil rights cases that was the basis for the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning (his character was portrayed by Brad Dourif).
Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in an accidental fall
Born: April 15, 1938
Died: May 6, 2001
Location: Jackson, Mississippi