Texas Death Row Inmate's Last Words Draw Ire From LawmakerA Texas lawmaker said Monday the state should now stop publicly reading the final statements of those who are executed.
Texan Who Orchestrated Dragging Death Of Black Man 21 Years Ago ExecutedJohn William King kept his eyes closed as witnesses arrived in the death chamber and never turned his head toward relatives of his victim. Asked by Warden Bill Lewis if he had a final statement, King replied: "No."
White Supremacist To Be Executed For East Texas Dragging Death Of Black ManIt's been nearly 21 years since John William King was convicted of leading a group of white men who chained James Byrd Jr. to the back of a pickup and dragged him for miles. Tonight he's set to die.
Family Honors Man Dragged To Death In Jasper, Texas 20 Years LaterRelatives have dedicated a bench to honor a black man who was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in East Texas 20 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
Former Texas Prison Cook Wants Last Meal ContinuedA former Texas inmate who cooked the final meals for hundreds of condemned prisoners is offering to start doing it again at no cost to the state now that officials have ended the practice of allowing the special last requests.
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.