It wasn't a kid in Jasper, TX, it was a man, a 49-year-old man. The crime took place in 1998.
I'm too new to the site to post a URL, so if you are interested in the case, the victim's name was James Byrd, Jr. His body, minus the head and right arm, were found the morning of June 7, 1998. The head and right arm were found in a ditch apart from the body. Mr. Byrd was a black man who was waylaid, tortured and murdered by three white men.
If you put a / in at every return, here is the URL: