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Ku Klux Klan leader guilty of murder

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A Ku Klux Klan leader has pleaded guilty to murdering a woman recruit, a day after an initiation rite in the US state of Louisiana in 2008.

Raymond Foster, 45, of the Louisiana town of Bogalusa, was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder of Cynthia Lynch.

A former KKK member testified that Foster shot Ms Lynch, 43, after she told him: "I want out", AP reports.

Foster apologised to the victim's mother in court.

"I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me," he was quoted as saying by AP.



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