JOHN KING death row photo 4"×6" EXECUTED
Photograph of the executed ringleader of the Jasper, TX dragging death of an African American man.
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This auction is for a visitation photo of executed Texas murderer Mr. John William King. During the early morning hours of 6/7/1998 King, with accomplices Mr. Shawn Allen Berry and Mr. Lawrence Russel Brewer, invited a local African American man they knew to accompany them, picking him up after seeing him walking home. The four men would drive out to rural Jasper County. After what was initially said to be "a drug deal gone bad," the three men beat, stabbed, and dragged his body for about three miles. Forensic evidence very clearly suggested the victim was dead prior to being dragged. The Jasper County Coroner's Office worked in tandem with law enforcement, stating the victim was alive while he was dragged to add kidnapping to the charges, thus making the crime death penalty qualified. King was convicted for his role in the hate 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. Despite gross misconduct by prosecutors King was executed 4/24/2019. He was 44. King offered a final written statement: Capital Punishment: Those without the capital get the punishment.
The Jasper dragging death case was largely celebrated in the press. King has been the focus on literary works, movies, and fictional Hollywood depictions. The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles has an entire display dedicated to detailing the case, which continues to receive media attention to this day.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The photograph is a standard 4"×6", printed on Kodak photo paper, and is matte finish. A professional photo printing machine was used, not a home computer printer or the like. The quality is crisp and sharp, ideal for professional framing with your favorite King keepsake or even alone. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
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