Black People : Mother Of James Byrd Dies

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Mother of Dragging Victim James Byrd Dies
    Updated: Thursday, 07 Oct 2010, 1:16 PM CDT
    Published : Thursday, 07 Oct 2010, 1:16 PM CDT

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Stella Byrd has died at 85, 12 years after her son's racially motivated dragging death in Southeast Texas shocked the world.

    Daughter Betty Boatner tells KFDM-TV in Beaumont that her mother died in a Beaumont hospital Wednesday afternoon. She said her mother had a history of heart attacks and congestive heart failure.

    Boatner says her mother was the backbone of her family who kept her courage after son James Byrd Jr. was dragged to death by three white men on a country road near Jasper in 1998.

    Two men eventually were sent to death row for the murder, and the other received a life prison sentence.

    Funeral arrangements are pending.


    http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/texas/101007-stella-byrd-death
     
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    And may this mother R.I.P.


    A mother is not supposed to bury her child.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    and my condolences to the Byrd family in the loss of their mother/matriarch.
     
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    May the heart and soul which is the glue to it all R.I.P
    my heart and prayers goes out to this family in there great loss .
     
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    Hopefully we will unify, to be a diligent force to put an end to these atrocitites and say as a people

    never again,

    so that no more Mothers will have to ever face the pain this sister went through
     
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    It' hard for me to imagine what he was going through while being dragged,IMO,all of them should have been put to death.

    Peace!
     
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    ^^^^^ I truly hope nothing was going thru his mind because I hope he was unconscious almost immediately after it began.
     
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