Death Row

James Byrd Jr.'s Killer Hopes for Stay of Execution

John William King, on death row for the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd Jr., is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening, unless his attorney's petition to the Supreme Court succeeds.

James Byrd Jr. Killer Faces Imminent Execution

In 1998, James Byrd Jr. was lynched by three white supremacists. John William King, the ringleader, got the death penalty. More than 20 years after his conviction, he finally faces execution.