Aryan brotherhood killing
POSTED: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 2:45am
UPDATED: Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:47pm
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Two men alleged to be part of a white supremacist gang have been arraigned on federal conspiracy and other charges relating to the 2009 shooting of another gang associate.
A Justice Department statement says 31-year-old Joshua Mark Bodine of Vidor (VYE'-dur) and 59-year-old John Oliver Manning of Pasadena are charged in a federal indictment opened Thursday with violent crimes in support of racketeering.
The pair was arraigned Thursday in Beaumont on counts that include conspiracy to assault, assault and assorted firearms and drug charges.
The statement says the two are members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and are accused of shooting and wounding a fellow gang associate in Nederland. Messages left with their attorneys Thursday weren't returned.
If convicted, Bodine and Manning could get life in prison.