Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Execution Watch: 9/21/11
Texas plans to put to death Lawrence Russell Brewer Wednesday for his role in the murder of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas. Execution Watch will be there.
TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
LAWRENCE RUSSELL BREWER. One of three mean convicted in the infamous East Texas slaying in which three white men chained James Byrd, a 49-year-old black man, to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him to death on a country road near Jasper. The 1998 case shocked the nation for its brutality. Fall partner John William King is on death row, awaiting an appeal. Another co-defendant, Shawn Berry, received life in prison. The trials of the three men cost Jasper County $1.02 million, leading to a 6.7 percent increase in property taxes. More background at executionwatch.org.
RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW
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Sept. 21, 2011, 6-7 PM CT
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