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.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps gunner during World War II.
He was not arrested for his crimes until 1994 despite openly bragging about the murder to his fellow Klansman.
He married Mary Louise Williams and Thelma Lindsay Neff. He had a son named Delay.
He was portrayed in the 1996 film Ghosts of Mississippi by James Woods, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.