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Texas Executes White Supremacist for 1998 Dragging Death of James Byrd Jr. | The New York Times

Robert Channick, The New York Times Louvon Harris with a photo of her brother James Byrd Jr., who was murdered by white supremacists in 1998. Credit William Widmer for The New York Time, Featured Image William King, 44, convicted two decades ago for killing James Byrd Jr. in an act of unfathomable racist brutality in the small town of Jasper, was put to death by the State of Texas on Wednesday night with a dose of pentobarbital. The execution, carried out at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville, came after the United States Supreme Court turned down Mr. King’s last […]

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