Ohio Aryan Brotherhood leader is killed in Victorville prison
Joseph Serna (Los Angeles Times) | November 19, 2013
The FBI is investigating the killing of an Aryan Brotherhood leader from Ohio inside a high-security federal prison in Victorville last week, officials said.
David Snow, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday. He had served as president of the Aryan Brotherhood in Ohio, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. He was convicted of possessing 50 tablets of oxycodone and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to Snow’s 2005 federal indictment filed in Ohio, he had also been convicted of robbery in 1979 and aggravated assault in 1988.
Since his death at the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex, inmates’ movements have been restricted and relatives have been prohibited from visiting.
“It is typical for institutions to restrict inmate movement while a serious incident is investigated,” said Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Photo credit: Eric Reed / Associated Press / January 30, 2003