Edgar Ray Killen, a 79-year old Baptist minister and former Klu Klux Klan leader known as “The Preacher,” has been arrested and charged with killing three civil rights workers who were registering black voters during the 1964 “Freedom Summer.” Killen, along with 17 other defendents, stood trial in 1967 on federal conspiracy charges related to the murders of two white New Yorkers, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, and one black Mississippian, James Chaney, but was released after jury deadlock wherein one white juror insisted she “could never convict a preacher.”