On Friday, a Dallas County jury found 48-year-old Michael Lynn Rogers, a high-ranking member of Texas’ Aryan Brotherhood, guilty of capital murder. Rogers was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2016 murder of Alberto Gonzales. Other members of Rogers’ entourage could face legal action.
Aryan Brotherhood Second-In-Command Kills Man Over $600
Lynn Rogers, considered to be an influential member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, was guarded by 15 bailiffs during Friday’s sentencing. In addition, several members of the jury asked for their names not to be disclosed, fearing retribution from Rogers’ lieutenants.
The 48-year-old man along with John Paul Street, 33, and Gregory Collier, 29, has been accused of orchestrating the murder of Alberto Gonzales, a 34-year-old Tango Blast gang member.
According to court documents, in July 2016, Gonzales went to Rogers’ West Hunter Ferrell Road home to purchase amphetamine.
At one point during his visit, Rogers confronted him about a missing walled with $600 in it. Gonzales swore he never touched his wallet. Rogers calmed down and settled the debt by having Gonzales mow his law for a month.
However, according to the man’s taped confession, after consuming methamphetamine, Rogers recalled the incident and began yelling at Gonzales. Shortly after, John Paul Gregory quickly grabbed a hammer and crushed Gonzales’ legs.
Based on Street’s testimony, Rogers and Collier were the ones who tortured Gonzales to death.
The man’s autopsy revealed that Rogers and his accomplices repeatedly hit him with a hammer, slapped him with the side of a machete, and raped him with a broom handle.
Regrettably, Gonzales died in agony after Rogers used a power drill to perforate his skull, chest, and abdomen.
After killing Gonzales, the Aryan Brotherhood second-in-command called another associate to dispose of Gonzales’ body.
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