I've always remembered this picture because it seemed like a bit of grandstanding. That's Guy James Gray who was the DA in charge of prosecuting the guys that drug James Byrd, Jr. to death behind a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas in 1998. That's the chain they used. (On second thought, maybe it was the bolo tie and belt buckle that burnt the photo into my brain.) And I always remembered the name as well. "Guy James Gray." That's just cool. And I immediately recognized it last week when he was defending the Waco pastor ultimately convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to 65 years. (Gray had left the DA's office years ago.) But I was a little disturbed by his comments after the trial. Now someone else chimes in today with similar thoughts. Some prosecutors will always be prosecutors.
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