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2nd Man Set to Be Executed This Week, Convicted in the 1998 Dragging Death of James Byrd Jr.!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John William King to be executed this we, modern-day lynching death of James Byrd )

- 25 days ago -
Barring a last-minute stay, John William King, 44, will be the 2nd person executed in Byrd's 1998 horrific dragging death, a modern-day lynching!!


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Animae C (508)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:39 pm
While most murders are brutal, the viciousness of Byrd's killing shocked the world.
King, Brewer & Berry picked up Byrd and drove him to a secluded area where they beat him and spray-painted his face before tying a logging chain around his ankles and dragging him behind a pickup truck for almost 3 miles.
Police found most of Byrd's body June 7, 1998.
The rest of Byrd's body was found about a mile and a half away.
A trail of blood led investigators to a field that showed signs of a scuffle.
There, police recovered a lighter engraved with "KKK" and "Possum"
cigarette butts, a button from Byrd's shirt, Byrd's baseball cap & a wrench inscribed with the name "Berry".

Animae C (508)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:42 pm
Some of Byrd's family members have spoken out against capital punishment for his killers.

Byrd's sister, Betty Boatner, told CNN in 2011, after Brewer's execution, that she "forgave him 13 years ago."
His son, Ross, joined protests decrying Brewer's execution, saying, "You can't fight murder with murder."
Ross' sister, Renee Mullins, said after Brewer's execution that she preferred a life sentence for her dad's killer.

Patrice Z (16)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 9:56 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 10:10 pm
death is not the solution

Walter F (128)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 12:45 am
Would you believe change org recently had a petition calling for his execution asap.I and several others objected to it and as far as I know it has been removed.Death Penalty Focus(I'm an active member) has been interceding on his behalf ,even yet at the last hour it may be successful.To its shame America is the only democratic country in the world that murders its citizens in the name of justice.It punishes a crime with a crime.My country not only abolished capital punishment long ago it has recently passed legislation preventing its future reintroduction .

Tania N (883)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 2:13 am

Tania N (883)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 2:13 am

Angelflowers D (1)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 4:06 am

Katie F (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 6:44 am
tyfs AniMae

Animae C (508)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 7:31 am
Dogan your article is from 2012 & has nothing to do with this case.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 8:23 am
My heart goes to the Byrd family.
Thanks Animae

Glennis Whitney (393)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 5:26 pm
Thank you for caring and sharing Animae

Raleigh k (357)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 10:33 pm
Finally justice! ty Animae tweeted posted
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