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10:41 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Klan Killing

Covington, LA – New trial date in Klan recruit's death

COVINGTON, La. (AP) Another new trial date has been set for a Louisiana man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a would-be Ku Klux Klan recruit from Oklahoma in rural St. Tammany Parish.

Raymond Foster now is set for trial on Feb. 1.

Foster is charged in the November 2008 death of 43-year-old Cynthia Lynch. Authorities have said she was recruited from her home in Tulsa to join a klan group by way of the Internet. But she was shot to death, allegedly after telling Foster she wanted to leave an initiation rite and go home.

Foster has pleaded not guilty. Foster had been set for trial this week but authorities in St. Tammany Parish had expected another delay in the complicated case.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.