Aryan Brotherhood member sentenced to life in prison

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Posted: Nov 04, 2016 8:32 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi has been sentenced to life in prison on charges including racketeering and murder following the 2010 beating death of a man over an unpaid drug debt.

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release Thursday that 44-year-old Frank George Owens of D'Iberville was sentenced Wednesday to serve an additional 120 months for attempted murder.

In April, a federal grand jury found Owens and fellow Aryan Brotherhood member, 35-year-old Eric Glenn Parker of Richton, guilty of racketeering conspiracy and murder. Both were also convicted of attempted murder.

Parker hasn't been sentenced yet.

The Justice Department describes the Aryan Brotherhood as a violent "whites only" group that operates inside and outside of state prisons.