Death of Warren Kimbro

April 29, 1934 - February 3, 2009
New Haven, Connecticut | Age 74

Ex-Black Panther dies; triggerman in '69 killing
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By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Warren Kimbro, a former Black Panther whose murder of another party member led to a sensational trial involving the militant group's founder, has died. He was 74.

Kimbro died Tuesday night at Yale New Haven Hospital, said spokesman Mark D'Antonio.

In May 1969, Kimbro shot Alex Rackley, whom the Panthers suspected of being a police informant. Kimbro pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and served...

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