Special prosecutor appointed in Paris dragging case

LAMAR COUNTY, Tex. - The district attorney prosecuting a racially charged dragging death in Paris has recused himself.

Gary Young once represented one of the suspects.

A special prosecutor -- former Dallas prosecutor Toby Shook -- will oversee the case of the September death of a black man --Brandon McClelland.

Two white men are accused of running over McClelland after all three made a beer run, then got into an argument.

McClelland's body was dragged beneath a pickup near Paris.

Young in 2003 defended Shannon Finley, who eventually pleaded guilty to manslaughter for fatally shooting a friend in the head.

Finley served four years in prison.

Finley and Charles Crostley remain jailed on bonds totally $800,000 and $525,000, respectively.

Shook says he hasn't decided whether he believes the McClelland killing was racially motivated.

Activists plan a rally Monday at the Lamar County Courthouse.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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