Man who once headed largest KKK group in US has died at 64

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 8 at 12:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- WHAS11 news has learned the man who once headed the largest Ku Klux Klan group in the United States has died at the age of 64. Jeff berry spent time in prison for holding a WHAS TV news crew hostage in 1999.

Jeff Berry created the American Knights of the KKK In Butler, Ind. He wrote a book called “Under the Hood”. WHAS TV reporter George Sells and photographer Heidi Thiel were kidnapped and  held hostage at gunpoint while interviewing Berry about his book.

Berry was sentenced to seven years in prison for charges related to the kidnapping.  George sells is a TV reporter in St. Louis. Heidi Thiel is now with the Jefferson County Public School System.
 

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