White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck originally appeared on abcnews. King was one of three white men convicted of murdering Byrd, who was black, on June 7, , near Jasper, Texas. Byrd, a year-old father of three, was abducted, beaten, chained to the back of a pickup truck and then dragged down a country road. He was dragged for nearly three miles and was alive for at least two of those miles, according to The Associated Press. The other killers were Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was executed in September , and Shawn Allen Berry, who is serving life in prison. In , Byrd's family founded the Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing , a non-profit organization that works to promote "racial healing and cultural diversity through education.
June 7, 1998: James Byrd Jr. killed in Jasper after being dragged by 3 white men
White supremacist executed in Texas for dragging death of black man | Reuters
A second indictment by the grand jury names Shawn Allen Berry, 23, of Jasper. King and Brewer are expected to be tried together, but officials said that Berry's charge may be reduced in a plea agreement. Berry has been a key witness in the investigation. The suspects are being held without bond in what authorities call a racially motivated crime. All three suspects have prison records, and authorities have said that at least two have the tattoos of white racist prison gangs.
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CNN — A man who helped orchestrate one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history — the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. Lawrence Russell Brewer died by lethal injection in A third man, Shawn Berry, was sentenced to life in prison.