Lufkin: Aryan Brotherhood member pleads guilty to role in double-homicide
POSTED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 4:07pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 4:14pm
BEAUMONT, Texas – A 44-year-old Lufkin man pleaded guilty today to charges related to a double homicide in Nacogdoches.
The killing happened in August 2007.
Carl Carver pleaded guilty to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering. He admitted to participating in the murder of David Mitchamore.
According to court information, Carver was a general of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
The ABT promotes discipline among its members through murder, assault, robbery and threats against those who violate the rules. Members are required to follow the orders of higher-ranking members, often referred to as “direct orders.”
According to court documents, David Mitchamore, aka “Super Dave,” an ABT member, and his girlfriend, Christie Rochelle Brown, were murdered as a result of a “direct order” issued by Carver against Mitchamore. They say it's because of Mitchamore's failure to repay an outstanding debt he allegedly owed to Carver.
The bodies of Mitchamore and Brown were discovered in Nacogdoches County on Aug. 10, 2007.
Carver faces life in prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
From the U.S. Attorney's Office/Eastern District of Texas