Byron De La Beckwith, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Byron De La Beckwith

Ku Klux Klan member and convicted murderer of civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers

Date of Birth: 09-Nov-1920

Place of Birth: Colusa, California, United States

Date of Death: 21-Jan-2001

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Byron De La Beckwith

  • Byron De La Beckwith Jr.
  • (November 9, 1920 – January 21, 2001) was an American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi who assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963.
  • Two trials in 1964 on this charge resulted in hung juries.
  • In 1994, he was tried by the state in a new trial based on new evidence; he was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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