Lawrence Russell Brewer, member of the infamous Ku Klux Klan, was executed Wednesday in Texas. He was also a member of the Confederate Knights of America. He was scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 6 pm and pronounced dead at 6:26 pm. He was one of the three people convicted of the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd, Jr.
Ross Byrd, James Byrd, Jr.’s son, said:
You can’t fight murder with murder. Life in prison would have been fine. I know he can’t hurt my daddy anymore. I wish the state would take in mind that this isn’t what we want