James Byrd Jr.’s Family Ready for Execution of Racist Who Dragged Him to Death
Louvon Byrd has already watched one man die for the horrific hate crime against her brother. Later this week, she intends to do it again.
John William King, the ringleader of a trio of racists who dragged James Byrd Jr. to death 20 years ago, is set to be executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday. Louvon will witness the lethal injection, barring the success of any last-minute appeals.
“He’s trying to save his life by all means necessary,” she told The Daily Beast. “But he did live 20 years longer than my brother… and I think that speaks a lot. The punishment would be just to take an injection and go to sleep, and even at that I still think he’s getting off easy.”
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