Byron De la Beckwith

Birthday
9, 1920
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 21, 2001 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1920
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 21, 2001 (80)

About

Ku Klux Klansman who assassinated African-American civil rights activist Medgar Evers in 1963. He was given a life sentence without parole and died of heart disease in prison in 2001.

Before Fame

He was a U.S. Marine Corps gunner during World War II.

Trivia

He was not arrested for his crimes until 1994 despite openly bragging about the murder to his fellow Klansman.

Family Life

He married Mary Louise Williams and Thelma Lindsay Neff. He had a son named Delay.

Associated With

He was portrayed in the 1996 film Ghosts of Mississippi by James Woods, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.