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Key prosecution witness takes stand in Aryan Brotherhood trial

Published: Apr. 14, 2006 at 2:12 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 15, 2006 at 4:25 AM EDT
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(Santa Ana, California-AP) April 13, 2006 - An ex-member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, Kevin Roach, has begun testifying against four members being tried in California for two murders.

Roach said he joined the white supremacist gang in 1991. Five years later the convicted murderer was among the top leaders. But he quit in 1998 and became a government informant.

Roach, heavily tattooed and his head shaved, said an inmate told him how he'd killed Richard "Rhino" Andreson in 1983 on orders from Barry "The Baron" Mills.

Mills is one of the four currently on trial and could face the death penalty if convicted of murder. Roach is expected to testify in the Santa Ana trial about many of the 32 murders and other crimes listed in an indictment against the violent gang.

Posted 10:13pm by Chantelle Janelle