Aryan Brotherhood members convicted of racketeering, murder

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Posted: Apr 19, 2016 12:48 PM

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.