05/02/1994 Beckwith is convictes of killing Medgar Evers
Conviction | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB
American Freedom Stories: Medgar Evers - Assassination
The Legacy Of Medgar Evers
Byron De La Beckwith, Sr. was an American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi, who assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers. Two trials in on this charge resulted in hung juries. Later 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.