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KKK Leader Who Killed Black Girl Seeks Parole Because He Found God

KKK Leader Who Killed Black Girl Seeks Parole Because He Found God January 11, 2016

A former Ku Klux Klan leader convicted of killing a 16-year-old girl with a crossbow in a racially motivated attack says he has found God and is ready to be a free man.

Former “Exalted Cyclops” of the KKK, Russell Hinson, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Felicia Houston in the chest with a crossbow as she walked down a sidewalk three days after Christmas in 1992.

Raw Story reports Hinson was upset that he had been ripped off by a black drug dealer — and wanted to take revenge on the black community. Before killing Houston, Hinson told a friend:

I’m going to shoot a n****r through the heart

Hinson’s case is currently being reviewed by the North Carolina Parole Commission, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Hinson’s uncle, Dennis Long, says prison changed Hinson. Long reports his nephew has accepted the Lord, helps teach masonry classes, and even has some African-American friends.

A petition seeking Hinson’s release states, in part:

During twenty-two years of confinement (as of January 2015) Russell has matured emotionally and spiritually. While he was attending Bible classes he found God and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

However, a competing petition is asking the North Carolina Parole Commission to deny Hinson parole.

Felicia’s father, Eugene Houston, says Hinson should stay behind bars forever:

If it hadn’t been for him, she would still be around with us. He got life; he should do life.

(Note: The KKK bills itself as a Christian organization – thus Hinson had supposedly already found the Lord when he decided to brutally execute a bright young woman based solely on the color of her skin.)

Russell Hinson (Image via N.C. Department of Public Safety)
Russell Hinson (Image via N.C. Department of Public Safety)

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