Stepson of slain KKK leader found guilty of manslaughter

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FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The stepson of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader who was fatally shot two years ago has been found guilty of manslaughter, abandonment of a corpse and other crimes.

Frank Ancona Jr. was killed in 2017. He identified himself as an imperial wizard of the KKK.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Paul Jinkerson Jr. was convicted Wednesday by a jury in St. Francois County. His mother, Malissa Ancona, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder, admitting that she fatally shot her husband. She was sentenced to life in prison.

Malissa Ancona initially claimed that Jinkerson shot her husband while he was sleeping. But in her guilty plea, she said Jinkerson had no role in the shooting, though he helped clean up the crime scene and dump the body.

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