Michael Lynn Rogers, aka “Texas Mike,” use a power drill to torture a man he accused of taking money from his wallet, authorities said.
(Dallas County Jail)
A man whom authorities described as the second in command of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, was Friday sentenced to life in prison for the torture and killing of a man in a $600 dispute.
Michael Lynn Rogers, 48, known as “Texas Mike,” was convicted for the murder of Alberto Gonzalez, 34, using a drill to make holes in Gonzalez’s head, chest and abdomen, authorities said.
To ensure that the jury members were allowed to leave safely, more than 15 officers were present in the courtroom, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The twist happened in July 2016, authorities said. Gonzalez had gone to Rogers’ home in West Dallas. Other gang members, including White Knights, and the Tango, the Blast – which only consists of Hispanics – were also there.
It went wrong when Rogers started to hit Gonzalez, who he accused of taking money from his wallet. Gonzalez reportedly refused to do so.
A White Knight then hit Gonzalez’ legs with a hammer, police said. Another member to start Gonzalez over the head with a beer bottle.
Then Rogers then picked up the drill and used it on Gonzalez, whose body was later dumped and set on fire next to a lake near Rogers’ house.
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