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White Supremacist Set to Die for Texas Dragging

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April 28, 1999: Lawrence Russell Brewer is led from the Jasper County courthouse following a change of venue hearing in his capital murder trial for the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd Jr., in Jasper, Texas.AP

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A white supremacist gang member is headed to the Texas death chamber for the infamous dragging death 13 years ago of James Byrd Jr.

The 49-year-old Byrd, a black man from Jasper, was chained to the back of a pickup truck and pulled whip-like to his death along a bumpy asphalt road. It's one of the most grisly hate crime murders in recent Texas history.

Appeals to the courts for the 44-year-old Lawrence Russell Brewer were exhausted and no last-day attempts have been filed to keep him from execution Wednesday evening in Huntsville.

Brewer will be the first of two men condemned for Byrd's death to be executed. A third man received life in prison.

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