‘Aryan Circle’ members imprisoned for making an attempt to kill inmate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two individuals who had been members of a white supremacist jail gang had been sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in jail for his or her function within the tried killing of an inmate whereas they had been incarcerated at a Mississippi jail, federal prosecutors mentioned.

In 2017, Aaron Rentfrow, an Indiana man, is alleged to have overwhelmed and stabbed somebody at a U.S. Penitentiary in Yazoo Metropolis, Mississippi to earn membership into the Aryan Circle. William Glenn Chunn, of Texas, who was one of many gang’s 5 highest-ranking leaders within the nation, ordered the assault as a result of he believed the sufferer was gay, in keeping with a Justice Division information launch.

The sufferer suffered extreme accidents from the assault.

Prosecutors mentioned the Aryan Circle is a “race-based and violent jail gang with members working all through the nation, each inside and outdoors of prisons.”

Chunn and Rentfrow had been convicted Oct. 3 within the tried killing. Chunn was beforehand convicted in a Texas federal courtroom of racketeering conspiracy and sentenced to life in prison for separate crimes.

Chunn’s lawyer, Sidney Lampton, declined to touch upon his behalf. An lawyer for Rentfrow couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.

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