"John William King, 44, was sentenced already for 20 years ago for a well-rasistmord."
"In the night, Swedish time, was executed in Texas."
"Byrd, 49, had been at a wedding in the small town of Jasper, and got pushed by her sisters. The last piece of home he wanted to go on foot, despite the fact that he limped hard after a bike accident that made him sjukpensionär."
"Then came John William King and his two accomplices, Lawrence Brewer and Shawn Berry of occupants of a pickup. They first picked up James Byrd, and let him go on the back of the truck. When they stopped and bought beer began the brutal murder."
"Byrd was first badly beaten and were then at the ankles with an eight-meter long chain that can be fastened in the vehicle's winch. In about three or four miles was dragged, behind the car that was running at full speed."
"the Day following was found severed body parts in 81 places along the way."
"the Murder put the little Jasper on the map as the scene of the surviving racism in the united states. At the court proceedings against the three killers marched the Ku Klux Klan in white hoods outside the courthouse."
" I hope that people remember him as something more than a figure in hatbrottstatistiken. This was a real person. A family man, a father, a brother and a son, said the victim's sister, Mylinda Byrd recently before the execution, said NBC."
"John William King received the fatal injection"
"John William King – whose torso is full with taturerade rasistsymboler – was confirmed dead at 02.08 on Thursday morning, Swedish time. He was executed by lethal injection at a prison in Huntsville, Texas."
"– It is justice that is done, said Louvon Byrd Harris, another of his sisters, to the Washington Post shortly before the execution was the fourth in the U.S. in years."
"– They were determined to treat him like an animal. They were a danger to society. It was then that we began to change our attitude to the death penalty."
"Lawrence Brewer executed already in 2011. Shawn Berry is sentenced to life in prison."