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White Supremacist Executed In Texas For Dragging Death Of James Byrd

Troy Davis wasn’t the only Death Row inmate executed on Wednesday.

Lawrence Russell Brewer, a white supremacist gang member, was put to death for his involvement in the dragging death of a black man 13 years ago in Texas.

While Davis’ execution was detailed roughly four years, Brewer was executed in Texas by lethal injection at 6:21 p.m. local time (7:21 p.m. EST).

According to reports, Brewer and two other white men kidnapped 49-year-old James Byrd on June 7, 1998.

They chained Byrd by the ankles to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him three and a half miles down a country road near Jasper, Texas.

James Byrd died from decapitation after he hit a culvert.

Brewer was a former member of “Exalted Cyclops,” a racist prison gang affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Brewer’s execution was the 11th this year in the state of Texas, by far the most active death-penalty state.