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John William King

John William King is a white supremacist who was convicted of murdering James Byrd, Jr. in an apparent hate crime. He was accused of dragging Byrd behind a truck until the African-American man died. The testimony phase of his trial started in Jasper, Texas on February 16, 1999. He was found guilty of kidnapping and murder on February 23 and was sentenced with the death penalty, on February 25.



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