James Byrd

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February 24th, 1999: John William King is escorted into the Jasper County Courthouse during the murder trial. Photograph: Paul Buck/AFP/Getty Images.

A white supremacist convicted of killing James Byrd Jr in 1998 by dragging the 49-year-old black man behind a truck in one of the most notorious US ha(...)

Joshua Vallum pleaded guilty to the murder of Mercedes Williamson. Photograph: AP

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 49 years in prison for killing his transgender former girlfriend, a case the US Justice Department said was th(...)