The leader of radical ultra-right organization Ku Klux Klan Frank Ancona, was found dead on the banks of the Missouri river in Belgrade, was killed. The accusations of crime brought against his wife and stepson. On Monday, February 13, writes The New York Times.
According to the publication, Ancona was killed during a family quarrel, which occurred at his home on Thursday, February 9. After that, the wife of 44-year-old Malissa Ancona and stepson 24-year-old Paul Jinkerson drove the body of 51-year-old man to the river, where on Saturday 11 February it was discovered.
Law enforcement officers found the corpse of a gunshot wound to the head. According to one version, the murder was committed with a shotgun, another a pistol.
Ancona was a member of the organization for over 30 years. Currently in the U.S. there are almost 30 competing groups, the ku Klux Klan. They compete in attracting supporters, donations, media attention and the title of the true successors of the first members of the organization, notes TASS.
Grouping the body are not considered to be a major and very influential in the country, although it has quite many supporters and activists.
Ku Klux Klan — a far-right radical organization in the United States, established immediately after the Civil war in 1865. The movement professed nationalism, racism, and then communism, organized lynchings of activists in the abolitionist movement and the defenders of the rights of blacks. In the heyday of the strength of the organization reached six million people, currently, according to various estimates, is from five to eight thousand.