This auction is for a visitation photo of Texas convicted murderer Mr. John William King. During the early morning hours of 6/7/1998 in rural Jasper County, TX, King, with accomplices Mr. Shawn Allen Berry and Mr. Lawrence Russel Brewer, invited a local African American man they knew to accompany them, after seeing him walking home. After what was initially said to be "a drug deal gone bad," the three men beat, stabbed, and dragged his body about three miles. Forensic evidence very clearly suggested the victim was dead prior to being dragged. The victim was later said to be alive while he was dragged to add kidnapping to the charges. King was convicted for his role in the crime and sentenced to death 2/25/1999. Mr. Brewer and Mr. Berry were each tried and convicted in separate trials. Brewer was executed 9/21/2011. Due to gross misconduct by prosecutors it is very possible King will receive a new trail. Numerous issues, such as factual innocence, have halted his appeals. This Jasper dragging death case was largely celebrated in the press and continues to receive media attention to this day.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The photograph is a standard 4"x6", printed on Kodak photo paper, with a mat finish. This photo is a first generation copy, made from the original visitation photo. A professional photo printing machine was used, not a home computer printer or the like. It was taken during a visit at the Polunsky Unit, Livingston, TX, where King is awaiting the outcome of his appeal. The quality is crisp and sharp, like the original, ideal for professional framing with your favorite John King keepsake or even alone. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
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