A reputed white supremacist showed no emotion as he was sentenced to three life terms in prison for his role in the abduction and killing of two black teenagers 43 years ago.
Hollywood film 'Mississippi Burning' was partially based on the actions of Klansman James Seale.
The 72-year-old was convicted this year for kidnapping and conspiracy in the deaths of 19-year-olds Charles Moore and Henry Dee, who disappeared on May 2, 1964.
Seale and other Ku Klux Klansman beat them, then dumped them into the Mississippi River to drown, the court in Jackson heard.
No-one was convicted until Moore’s brother Thomas urged authorities to revisit the case.
Reading from a prepared statement directed at Seale, Thomas Moore said: “I hope the spirit of Charles and Henry come to your cell every night and visit with you to teach you what is meant by love of your fellow man.”