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White Supremacists Indicted for Murdering Fellow Inmate at East Texas Prison

 

Two federal inmates have been indicted for  killing another inmate in the Eastern District of Texas.

Christopher Cramer, 33, of Ogden, Utah, and Ricky Fackrell, 32, of Vernal, Utah, were named in the two-count indictment charging them with murder and conspiracy to commit murder returned by a federal grand jury today.

According to the indictment, beginning in March 2014, Cramer and Fackrell, inmates of the U.S. Penitentiary in Beaumont, Texas, conspired to murder fellow inmate, Leo Johns.  On June 9, 2014, Cramer and Fackrell stabbed Leo Johns to death at the federal prison. All three inmates were members of the white supremacy group, Soldiers of the Aryan Culture.

 

If convicted, the defendants could receive the death penalty or up to life in federal prison.

 

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons-SIS.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Craft and Joseph R. Batte.