Texas Will No Longer Share Condemned Inmates' Final StatementsTexas prison officials stopped the practice of sharing death row inmate's final written statements after a lawmaker expressed outrage over the state relaying the last words of an avowed racist.
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.
Texas Dragging Death Killer 1 Step Closer To ExecutionA prisoner on Texas death row for dragging a black man to death behind a pickup truck more than two decades ago is one step closer to execution after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down his appeal.
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.