Another former Klansman has been brought to justice in Mississippi for the murder of two 19 year old teenagers that he picked up hitchiking in 1964. The two black men had been beaten, lashed to an engine block and railraod ties, then thrown in the Mississippi River while they were still alive.

From Fox:

James Ford Seale, a 71-year-old reputed Ku Klux Klansman from the town of Roxie, was charged with kidnapping hitchhikers Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, both 19.

The victims’ weighted, badly decomposed bodies were found by chance two months later in July 1964, during the search for three civil rights workers whose disappearance and deaths in Philadelphia, Miss., got far more attention from the media and the FBI.

Seale is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Jackson.

A second man long suspected in the attack, church deacon and reputed KKK member Charles Marcus Edwards, now 72, was not charged. Sources close to the investigation who spoke on condition of anonymity said Edwards was cooperating with authorities. Prosecutors did not say why Seale was not charged with murder.

I can only hope this brings some closure to the families.

The full story from Fox News can be found here.