Men That Changed the World

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Men That Have Made A Differences

James Byrd's Killer

Lawrence Russell Brewer

Had served prison before for drug charges. He was a racist and joined a all white racist gang with King in jail. Getting racial tattoos.Before Brewer died he ordered two chicken fired steaks, a triple-meat two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, a large bowl of fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover's pizza, a pint of ice cream, and a slab of peanut butter fudge with lots of crushed peanuts. Brewer says before he was put to death, he says "As far as any regrets, no, I have no regrets. No, I'd do it all over again, to tell you the truth."

Shawn Allen Berry

Was the driver. It was hard to convict him because the court could not tell if he was a racist. He blamed the crime on King and Brewer. Supposedly, before Byrd was tied to the truck, Berry cut Byrd's throat. But they jury decided there was only little evidence to prove this claim, so Berry didn't get the death penalty, and was sentenced to life in prison.

John William King

King was accused of beating Byrd with a bat, then dragging him behind the truck until Byrd died. While in jail, King claimed he was gang-raped by black inmates while in prison.