After three separate trials, all three men were found guilty of capital murder.
Brewer and King were sentenced to death, and Berry received life in prison.
Investigators believe there was a fight in the clearing because of the upturned grass, disturbed dirt, and a broken beer bottle, which were consistent with signs of a struggle.
He married in 1970 and had three children before divorcing in 1993.
Between 19, Byrd was incarcerated several times for various offenses, including theft, forgery, and violation of parole.
After the murder, investigators found a copy of the white supremacists’ manifesto On June 7, 1998, Byrd spent the day drinking and socializing with friends and family in Jasper, across town from his apartment.
As he was walking home that Saturday, Berry, Brewer, and King offered him a ride, and he accepted.