Name King, John William TDCJ Number 999295 Date of Birth 11/03/1974 Date Received 02/25/1999 Age (when Received) 24 Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10 Date of Offense 06/07/1998 Age (at the time of Offense) 23 County Jasper Race White Gender Male Hair Color Brown Height 5' 9" Weight 198 Eye Color Brown Native County Atlanta Native State Georgia
Prior Occupation carpenter, laborer
Prior Prison Record TDCJ-ID #624420, 10-year sentence for one count of Burglary; 7/28/97 released on Parole to Orange County
Summary of Incident On 06/07/98, during the nighttime hours, the subject and co-defendants, Lawrence Brewer and Shawn Allen Berry, murdered James Byrd Jr., a 49-year old black male, by dragging the victim behind their 1982 gray Ford pickup truck, located on Huff Creek Road, in Jasper, Texas. The subject and the co-defendants picked the victim up while he was hitchhiking in Jasper.
Co-Defendants Berry, Shawn; Brewer, Lawrence Russell
Race and Gender of Victim Black male
20 years later...Finally get gets what he deserves. But why wait 20 years? TDCJ-ID Ret.