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(From file footage) I think they ought to shoot down every damn nigger that goes out here to burn a building. Or, goes out here to demonstrate. I think they ought to take them guns and kill them just as fast as they stick their heads up. How did I know that I'm not the cause of--if you was in the Klan, you had something to do with it because you represented the biggest hate group that ever walked the earth.

ABC NEWS

Do you now regret being a member of the Klan?

ERNEST GILBERT

You damn right I do. I would give anything in the world if I had never heard the name of the Ku Klux Klan.

ABC NEWS

Do you regret the violence that occurred?

ERNEST GILBERT

You better believe I regret the violence that occurred. Why else would I be here?

ABC NEWS

(VO) Apparently, he does not want to offer himself as a witness, should this interview revive the case against the two surviving suspects.

(OC) If James Ford Seale and Charles Marcus Edwards are brought to trial, will you testify against them?

ERNEST GILBERT

I will not testify against them. They have all of the information. What good is it going to do me to get up there and testify -- and the people say, 'Well, hell he was one of them, how can he testify again?' Any juror is going to turn them loose.

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(VO) Charles Edwards was turned loose soon after he was arrested back in 1964. He said he's a religious man who has been blessed with a full life ever since.

CHARLES EDWARDS

It's been good. I've raised -- I've had a good job all my life, and I raised five kids, had the American dream.

ABC NEWS

(VO) After 36 years when Thomas Moore visits his brother's grave, he still speaks of pain.

THOMAS MOORE

I love you and I miss you.

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(VO) But now, he also speaks of hope and justice.

THOMAS MOORE

Hopefully, the end will come to this and we can rest, and you can have peace that justice did prevail.

ERNEST GILBERT

God told Cain, "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground." I want -- I want -- I want justice for those kids, that's what I want.

ABC NEWS

That's why you've come forward now?

ERNEST GILBERT

Yes. This is not about me. This is not about you. This is about two little kids that were brutally murdered. And were innocent.

ABC NEWS

In light of our interview, Justice Department sources tell us the FBI is reactivating the Dee/Moore murder case. FBI agents reportedly will meet with Ernest Gilbert. As one source put it, "It's a whole new ball game." Gilbert says he is still fearful of the KKK and asked us not to reveal his whereabouts. When we come back, new evidence, new twists in another unsolved murder. And you'll hear from men whose racist words will absolutely stun you.

ANNOUNCER

An innocent man brutally murdered. A confession read in court. So why did this juror vote, not guilty?

JOHN DAWSON

The only thing they ever proved to me was that that…(censored by network)…was dead.

ANNOUNCER

Thirty-four years later, is it too late for JUSTICE AT LAST, when 20/20 continues?

(Commercial break)

ABC NEWS

Now to Adams County, Mississippi to the scene of another horrific murder from the darkest days of the civil-rights era. Now we should warn you that some of the language you'll hear is racially charged and offensive, but we've left it in our story so you can judge for yourself the state of mind of some of the people involved.

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