Nov 10, 2017
Retired agent Kevin Rust reviews the reopened civil rights investigation of the racially motivated murder of Ben Chester White by known Ku Klux Klan members. In the federal trial, witnesses spoke from the grave when testimony from the original state trial was read into the court record. The new case resulted in the murder conviction of Ernest Avants 34 years after the horrific hate crime occurred. During his Bureau career, Rust spent a much of his career in Mississippi in resident agencies out of the Jackson Division, including 13 years in a one person office.
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