19 June 2018 :
A federal jury in Beaumont on Wednesday ordered the death penalty for 2 white supremacists serving time at a federal prison in Southeast Texas, Ricky Fackrell (White) and Christopher Cramer (White). Both were convicted last month of murder for the 2014 slaying of a fellow gang member behind bars. Investigators say Fackrell and Cramer conspired to kill Leo Johns, who was fatally stabbed on June 9, 2014, at the lockup in Beaumont. Records show Cramer and Fackrell were serving time for unrelated robberies in which firearms were used. Johns was imprisoned for being a felon in possession of a firearm. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Davilyn Walston, says the slaying was likely because 1 gang member offended another. All three inmates were members of the white supremacy group, Soldiers of the Aryan Culture. U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone immediately sentenced the defendants accordingly.