JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi have been convicted on charges including racketeering and murder.
A news release from the U.S. Justice Department says 44-year-old Frank George Owens of D'Iberville and 35-year-old Eric Glenn Parker of Richton were convicted last week.
The guilty verdict from a federal jury followed guilty pleas by 40 others involved in the case.
The indictment in the case said Owens, Parker and others murdered a subordinate Aryan Brotherhood gang member, Michael Hudson, in 2010 because they believed he owed a drug debt to the gang.
Each could be sentenced to life in prison. No sentencing date has been set.
The Justice Department describes the Aryan Brotherhood as a violent "whites only" group that operates inside and outside of state prisons.