Michael Wilkins, Klansman and convicted murderer, coming up for parole

A convicted murderer and member of the Ku Klux Klan is coming up for parole in March, and you have a say in whether he gets out.

Michael Dean Wilkins, 39, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 25-year-old David Shipley in 1993. Wilkins’ story is definitely one of intrigue. Kansas Supreme Court

Justice Carol Beier wrote in a 2007 decision on Wilkins’ appeal: “In

brief, Wilkins’ 1996 convictions involved murder, sex, drugs, and the Ku

Klux Klan.” Sounds like the makings of an FX TV series.

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