Racist 'bragged' about murder

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Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist, bragged on two occasions that he had killed Medgar Evers, a black civil rights leader, in 1963, AP reports from Jackson, Mississippi.

According to Mary Ann Adams, when Beckwith was introduced to her as Evers' killer, he had said it wasn't a man he killed, 'it was a damn chicken-stealing dog, and you know what you have to do to a dog after he's tasted blood.'

Daniel Prince, a tenant of Mr Beckwith in Tennessee in 1986 and 1987, told the jury: 'He said, 'I had a job to do and I did it, and I didn't suffer any more than your wife if she was going to have a baby,' '.

Mr Beckwith was tried twice in 1964 for the murder of Evers, but both ended in hung juries.