Jurors Speak

NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports from Jasper, Texas, on what jurors said yesterday after sentencing white supremacist John William King to death for his role in the murder of James Byrd, Jr., a disabled black man. Eleven of the jurors were white; the twelfth black. Seven were men and five were women. They talked about the trauma of sitting through two weeks of horrifying testimony and photographic evidence. Two other defendants are awaiting trial in connection with Byrd's death.

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