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Byron De La Beckwith
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    (November 9, 1920-January 21, 2001)
    Born in Colusa, California
    Member of the Ku Klux Klan and Christian Identity
    Assassinated civil rights activist Medgar Evers (June 12, 1963)
    Initially escaped with two hung juries (1964)
    Convicted of murdering Evers thirty years later (1994)
    He was schizophrenic.
    He married the same woman three times.
    He avoided serving time for Evers' murder for three decades.
    He boasted about killing Evers at Klan rallies.
    He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of Mississippi (1967).
    He served three years in prison for plotting to kill a B'nai Brith director (1977-80) after being caught with guns and dynamite in his car.
    While in the prison infirmary, he refused treatment from a black nurse's aide.
    He was orphaned at age five.
    He won a Silver Star for his service with the Marines during WWII.
    His bragging finally caught up to him, as testimony about his boasts helped convict him of Evers' murder.
    James Woods was nominated for an Oscar for portraying him in 'The Ghosts of Mississippi.'

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