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Civil lawsuit near settlement in 1964 cold case

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JACKSON, MS (AP)--New this morning!  A civil lawsuit filed by the families of two black teenagers killed by Ku Klux Klansmen back in 1964 is near settlement.

That's according to court records!

The families of Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore say Franklin County law enforcement officers conspired with the Klan to commit the crimes.

They also say, officers then refused to investigate afterward and covered up what happened.

Attorneys for Franklin County had argued that the lawsuit should be dismissed.

They say the Klan was solely responsible for what happened.

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