September 21, 2011
Butch Ireland photo

FILE - In a Monday Sept. 20, 1999 file photo, Lawrence Russell Brewer listens to the guilty verdict being read in his capital murder trial at the Brazos County Courthouse in Bryan, Texas. Brewer, 44, one of two purported white supremacists condemned for Byrd’s death, was executed Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 for participating in chaining Byrd to the back of a pickup truck, dragging the black man along the road and dumping what was left of his shredded body outside a black church and cemetery.


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