Stella Byrd

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: mother of James Byrd, Jr., a black man who was dragged to death by three white men during a racially-motivated attack on a country road in Southeast Texas that shocked the world in 1998, in which two men eventually were sent to death row for the murder and the other received a life prison sentence.

 

 

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

 

Born: 1925

 

Died: October 6, 2010

 

Location: Beaumont, Texas