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Dragging Death

A police officer displays his badge. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Fired Black Police Chief Sues City Of Jasper

The first black police chief of an East Texas city made infamous by a 1998 hate crime dragging death has sued over his firing.

10/17/2012

A police officer displays his badge. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Jasper Police Chief Fired Over Performance

The first black police chief of an East Texas town, made infamous for a 1998 hate crime dragging death, has been fired over poor job performance.

06/12/2012

Rogelio Belmonte was charged with capital murder in the dragging death of a Dallas woman. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Man Sentenced To 60 Years For Elderly Dragging Death

Rogelio ‘Roger’ Belmonte is headed to prison for the dragging death of an elderly woman in a Wal-Mart parking lot last year.

04/26/2012

Rogelio Belmonte was charged with capital murder in the dragging death of a Dallas woman. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Man Faces Sentencing In Dallas Dragging Death

Rogelio Belmonte could receive life in prison for the dragging death of an elderly woman outside of a Walmart store in northeast Dallas.

04/25/2012

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3 Black Council Members In Jasper Facing Recall

Jasper voters were being asked Tuesday whether three black city council members should be removed from office after they voted earlier this year to hire the first black police chief in the history of the East Texas town.

11/08/2011

Painted circles that marked evidence in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr., visible on the county road outside Jasper, Texas on January 27, 1999. (credit: Paul Buck/AFP/Getty Images)

Brewer Executed For Jasper Dragging Death

White supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer has been executed for the infamous dragging death slaying of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas.

09/21/2011

Jasper County Sheriff Billy Rowles hugs a relative of James Byrd Jr. after a jury found John William King guilty of capital murder in the dragging death, on February 23, 1999. (credit: Paul Buck/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Jasper Sheriff Looks Back At James Byrd Jr. Dragging

He’s one of three men convicted in one of the most notorious murders in modern Texas history and he’s set to die. Former Jasper Sheriff Billy Rowles talks about the pending execution and the events in the east Texas town.

09/21/2011

Painted circles that marked evidence in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr., visible on the county road outside Jasper, Texas on January 27, 1999. (credit: Paul Buck/AFP/Getty Images)

Stigma Lingers In Texas Town Infamous For Dragging Death

The red paint investigators sprayed along a nearly 3-mile stretch on Huff Creek Road to mark the grisly final moments of James Byrd Jr.’s life is gone, but scars remain. Lawrence Russell Brewer is set to be executed for Byrd’s death Wednesday.

09/21/2011

Rope sits bunched up and tied in a stable. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Texas Man Charged With Dragging Girlfriend To Death

A North Texas man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend was allegedly dragged behind his vehicle with a rope around her neck.

05/20/2011