Aryan Brotherhood members accused of murdering girl

Brandy Lewis and her friend Breanna Taylor worked at a Mansfield gas station together.

“She had long brown hair and perfect hazel eyes,” said Lewis.

The all-American girl dreamed of marrying her high school boyfriend.

Breanna Taylor grew up in Mansfield. Those who knew her say she was a good student and was bound to do great things until she started hanging around with the wrong crowd.

“She started getting skinnier,” Lewis said. “Her ex-boyfriend broke up with her and she started getting depressed, falling behind at work. And then all of a sudden she disappeared for the longest time.”

Police say she joined a group of the Aryan Brotherhood. Three of them are now accused of brutally murdering her. In court today, a Mesquite detective described how Breanna was tortured, electrocuted, and acid poured on her body before she was strangled. “They put her body in a tub, poured concrete on top,” said Detective Don Phillips, Mesquite Police.

They say they have a witness who saw the men dump the tub into Lake Ray Hubbard.

“I was shocked when I heard she was murdered. I was speechless,” said Lewis.

Police say Breanna was killed because she started talking bad about the Aryan Brotherhood. She paid the ultimate price. Investigators have searched the lake but still have not found her remains.

Breanna’s friends and family say they aren’t sure how a bright young teenager ended up dead, but they hope police find her body so they can say goodbye.

“I hope they do find her, ” Lewis said. “She was a good friend.”

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