Judgement – Your sins will find you out

A FORMER leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan was yesterday convicted of ordering the firebombing death of a black civil rights activist that rocked the US south in 1966. Four trials in the 1960s had ended in deadlocked juries. A FORMER leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan was yesterday convicted of ordering the firebombing death of a black civil rights activist that rocked the US south in 1966. Four trials in the 1960s had ended in deadlocked juries.The jury deliberated just over two hours before convicting Samuel H Bowers (73) of arson and murder in the fiery death of Vernon Dahmer. Prosecutors say he was killed for his efforts to help blacks to register to vote.

There was no immediate indication as to whether Bowers would appeal against the verdict, which carries an automatic life term.

Members of the Dahmer family, including his widow, Ellie, hugged after court was dismissed.

Earlier this week, Mrs Dahmer gave emotional testimony of how their home was set afire in the middle of the night and how her husband died in her arms hours later at a hospital.

Prosecutors say Bowers dispatched two carloads of his White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to Dahmer’s Hattiesburg area home and business. Dahmer remained in his burning home, holding off the Klansmen while his family escaped out a back window.

The Independent, 22/8/98

The Judgement may be delayed, but it is certain.

“…behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.”  Numbers 32.23

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