Convicted killer John William King, center, is escorted from the Jasper County Courthouse after being found guilty of capital murder in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in 1999. King was executed Wednesday evening.

Convicted killer John William King, center, is escorted from the Jasper County Courthouse after being found guilty of capital murder in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in 1999. King was executed Wednesday evening