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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.

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?
Posted by USMC66'- at 4/22/2019 12:21:55 PM

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