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.
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.
Fired Black Police Chief In Infamous Texas Dragging City Settles Suit The first black police chief of an East Texas city made infamous by a black man's 1998 dragging death has settled his wrongful dismissal lawsuit. Jasper was made infamous by the dragging death of James Byrd Jr.
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.
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.