Nacogdoches man pleads guilty in 2007 Etoile slayings

Charles Frazier mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Charles Frazier mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.

BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) - BEAUMONT, Texas (KTRE) – A 29-year-old Nacogdoches, Texas, man pleaded guilty today to charges related to a double homicide which took place in Nacogdoches in August 2007, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney John M. Bales for the Eastern District of Texas.

Charles Cameron Frazier, aka "Mojo," pleaded guilty to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity today before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.  Specifically, Frazier admitted that he had participated in the murders of David Mitchamore and Christy Rochelle Brown.

A representative of the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a telephone interview Friday that the charge carries a mandatory life sentence.

According to information presented in court, Frazier was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a powerful race-based state-wide organization that operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States.  The ABT enforces its rules and promotes discipline among its members, prospects and associates through murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, assault, robbery and threats against those who violate the rules or pose a threat to the enterprise.  Members, and oftentimes associates, are required to follow the orders of higher-ranking members, often referred to as "direct orders."

According to court documents, David Mitchamore, aka "Super Dave," an ABT member, and his girlfriend, Christie Rochelle Brown, were murdered as a result of a "direct order" by members of the ABT because of Mitchamore's failure to repay an outstanding debt he allegedly owed to an Aryan Brotherhood general.   The bodies of Mitchamore and Brown were discovered in Nacogdoches County on Aug. 10, 2007.

U.S. Attorney Bales expressed his appreciation for the hard work performed by so many officers and agents, "While this guilty plea is a very significant step in the process of addressing this savage crime and in dismantling the ABT, there is much work left to be done.  But we will not rest until all those responsible for these senseless murders have been brought to justice.  We are ever mindful about the loss experienced by the victims' family; they continue to have our deepest sympathy."

This case is being investigated by the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordination Center (Gang-TECC); the National Gang Intelligence Center; the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Department; the Nacogdoches Police Department; the Angelina County, Texas, Sheriff's Department; the Texas Department of Public Safety; and the Texas Rangers.  The case is being prosecuted by the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Lufkin, Texas, and the Criminal Division's Gang Unit, in full cooperation with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney's Office.

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