A second man convicted in killing of James Byrd Jr. executed today

"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 back of a truck and dragged for nearly 3 miles along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper, Texas." According to CBS News

Full Story Here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-william-king-execution-texas-man-executed-today-dragging-james-byrd-jr-to-death-hate-crime-2019-04-24/

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