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Organs of convicted killer who committed suicide donated

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(MyFoxBoston.com) -- The mother of Keith Luke, a self-described white supremacist and convicted murderer who died earlier this month, has donated her son's organs.

Luke died at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester in early May. He was rushed to an area hospital after attempting to commit suicide. He was on life support for two days after his suicide so his organs could be donated.

The Brockton man had been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole last year after being convicted of first-degree murder in two killings that authorities said were racially-motivated. He was also found guilty on several other charges including aggravated rape, armed assault with intent to murder and armed home invasion. The 26-year-old displayed no emotion as the verdict was read.

Luke, who once showed up in court with a swastika carved into his forehead, was accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man in January 2009. He allegedly told investigators he wanted to kill "nonwhites." His victims were of Cape Verdean descent.

At the time of his trial, Luke's lawyer said his client had a history of mental illness.

In 2010, while in jail awaiting trial, Luke allegedly clawed his neck open in a failed suicide attempt.



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