Aryan Brotherhood: New details arise in suspected hate group murder

DALLAS – While police haven’t been able to find the woman authorities believe was murdered by a notorious hate group, new details have risen about how she may have been killed by the Aryan Brotherhood.

Three members of the Aryan Brotherhood, which authorities said locally consists of about 20 members, allegedly dumped the body of a woman named Briona in Lake Ray Hubbard after she talked badly about the group.

According to Mesquite police affidavits obtained by the Houston Chronicle, members of the Aryan Brotherhood poured acid on the victim to remove trace evidence and fingerprints and placed her in a purple, plastic tub that was filled with cement.

Dive teams and police have searched the lake, but have not been able to locate her body.

“This is internal discipline,” said Lt. Steve Callerman, Mesquite Police Department. “This group is a very violent organization and if you are within their organization and you begin acting in a way they don’t approve of, apparently this is how they take care of it.”

The Hoston Chronicle reported that the affidavit said her death was “preceded by a torture session in which she was beaten, sexually assaulted and shocked through the genitals with a battery charger before being strangles with a plastic ‘zip-tie.'”

Mesquite police searched a home on Duval several weeks ago.

Authorities said they believe another victim of the group was 43-year-old Anthony Clark. His body was found wrapped in a chain-linked fence and weighed down with cinder blocks.

Seven people were arrested regarding the death.

The group had about twenty members, authorities said, and allegedly sold and manufactured meth.

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Sep. 13, 2006
Rebecca Lopez

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