Good. It is a shame that it has taken over twenty years for Byrd’s family to get justice.
An avowed racist, who murdered a black man in 1998 by tying him to a truck and dragging him three miles down a Texas road, will be executed this week.
John William King, 44, who is inked in racist tattoos, orchestrated the attack on James Byrd Jr in Jasper, Texas, is slated to be put to death Wednesday.
In the early morning hours of June 7, 1998, three white men beat Byrd after offering him a ride.
They then chained the 49-year-old to the back of a truck and dragged his body for nearly three miles along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper.
Byrd was alive for at least two miles before his body was ripped to pieces.