Dragging death

A dragging death is a death caused by someone being dragged behind or underneath a moving vehicle or animal, whether accidental or as a deliberate act of murder. If it is homicide, then it is also known as a dragging murder. An infamous example of a dragging murder is that of the African American James Byrd Jr., who was dragged to death by three White Supremacist men in Jasper, Texas in 1998. The case received extensive publicity around the world as a hate crime.

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