Texas executes convicted ringleader in racist dragging death of James Byrd

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.

John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the…

Original published: 2019-04-24 21:15:00 Read the full Chicago News here


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