*All that is certain is that a Black man – 30-year-old Anthony Hill – was shot in the head with a shotgun and his body was then tied by rope to the back of a truck and dragged for over 10 miles along a rural road in Newberry County, South Carolina.
Law enforcement followed a trail of blood and gore to the home of a white co-worker Gregory Collins.
After a three-hour standoff last week, Collins had to be forced from his home by tear gas. He was later charged with murder. Authorities are now investigating the murder as a hate crime even though both men worked at a local chicken processing plant and had been known to drink and party together.
Nevertheless, the incident is similar to the notorious 1998 Texas case in which white supremacists killed a Black man by dragging him to his death after chaining him behind a truck. (source: Taylor Media Services – www.blacknewsjournal.net)