Unfortunate Name of the Day

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..belonged to this woman.

A woman who tried to flee a Ku Klux Klan initiation rite was allegedly shot dead by the group’s leader in a remote camp in the swamps of Louisiana.

The woman had found the Sons of Dixie group on the internet and took a bus from her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma so she could be initiated into the secretive white supremacist group and then recruit others in Oklahoma.

She arrived last Friday and underwent several rites, including having her head shaved, St Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain said on Tuesday.

She was then taken to the campsite that was accessible only by boat where the rituals continued, consisting mainly of lighting torches and “running around in the woods”, the New Orleans Times Picayune quoted Mr Strain as saying.

At some point on Sunday evening, the woman decided she wanted to leave and had an argument with group leader Raymond “Chuck” Foster, 44 who pulled out a .40 calibre handgun and shot her, police alleged.

The woman was identified by the coroner’s office yesterday as Cynthia Lynch, 43.

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