Lawyer Argues Texas Dragging Death A 'Drug Deal Gone Bad'One of three white men convicted in the 1998 East Texas dragging death of a black man is arguing in an appeal that the killing was a "backwoods drug deal gone bad" and not racially motivated.
Man Convicted Of Notorious Dragging Death Gets Court ReviewThe 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Tuesday said it would review a claim from John William King that lawyers were deficient in presenting a case for innocence during his trial for what became one of the nation's most shocking hate crimes since the Civil Rights era.
Appeals Court: More Review For Texas Dragging Death KillerAn appeals court has approved additional review of a claim from a condemned killer that he's innocent of the notorious 1998 murder of a black man chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death.
Dallas Carjacker Drags Man To His Death Before CrashingPolice are working to find the person who dragged a man to his death while trying to carjack a vehicle in an area near the Dallas and Irving city limits.
Fired Black Police Chief Sues City Of JasperThe first black police chief of an East Texas city made infamous by a 1998 hate crime dragging death has sued over his firing.
Jasper Police Chief Fired Over PerformanceThe 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.
Man Sentenced To 60 Years For Elderly Dragging DeathRogelio 'Roger' Belmonte is headed to prison for the dragging death of an elderly woman in a Wal-Mart parking lot last year.
Man Faces Sentencing In Dallas Dragging DeathRogelio Belmonte could receive life in prison for the dragging death of an elderly woman outside of a Walmart store in northeast Dallas.
3 Black Council Members In Jasper Facing RecallJasper 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.
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.
Former Jasper Sheriff Looks Back At James Byrd Jr. DraggingHe’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.
Stigma Lingers In Texas Town Infamous For Dragging DeathThe 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.