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Texas Aryan Brotherhood shot-caller sentenced to life for man’s brutal torture, murder

June 10, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Texas Aryan Brotherhood shot-caller sentenced to life for man’s brutal torture, murder

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A suspected top rank leader of the Texas Aryan Brotherhood accused in the 2016 brutal torture and murder of a man over a $600 dispute was handed a life prison sentence on Friday.

Under heavy security, a jury convicted 48-year-old Michael Lynn Rogers aka “Texas Mike” of capital murder for the killing of 34-year-old Alberto Gonzalez, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Prosecutors said Rogers used a power drill to torture Gonzalez following a July 2016 altercation over the theft of $600.

The victim reportedly had holes drilled into his head, abdomen, and chest.

Michael Lynn Rogers (Dallas County jail )

Gonzalez had gone to purchase drugs at the West Dallas home of Rogers where other gang bangers including members of the White Knights, and Latino-based gang Tango Blast were present.

A deadly confrontation ensued after Rogers accused Gonzalez of stealing money from his wallet.

Although Gonzalez denying stealing the cash, Rogers reportedly began hitting the victim and two other members of the White Knights joined in the assault.

The three men proceeded to mercilessly beat the victim using a hammer and beer bottle.

The victim Alberto Gonzalez (pictured above)

Court records indicate Gonzalez had also been sexually assaulted with a broom and slapped with a machete.

Rogers then retrieved a power drill and started torturing Gonzalez.

The victim’s body was later dumped and set on fire at a lake near the home of Michael Lynn Rogers.

Witnesses testified during the trial that Rogers was the second-in-command of the Aryan Brotherhood in North Texas.

John Paul Street (L) and Gregory Collier (R) were also charged with the murder of Gonzalez (Dallas County jail )

Because of Rogers’ reputed gang status, jurors requested their names be withheld from the public.

Two other gang members including 29-year-old Gregory Collier aka “Gator” and 33-year-old John Paul Street were also implicated in Gonzalez’s killing.

Collier was handed a 10-year sentence for a reduced kidnapping charge as part of a plea agreement in exchange for testifying against Rogers.

Street is awaiting a trial date in his case.

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