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Two more plead guilty in 2007 Etoile slayings

Brent Stalsby mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Brent Stalsby mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Terry Stalsby mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Terry Stalsby mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) -

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Lufkin man and woman have pleaded guilty to charges related to a double homicide which took place in Nacogdoches in August, 2007, announced Assistant Attorney General Larry A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney John M. Bales for the Eastern District of Texas.

Brent Stalsby, 30, pleaded guilty to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity, (VICAR) today before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.  Specifically, Brent Stalsby admitted that he murdered David Mitchamore and Christy Rochelle Brown.  Terry Stalsby, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of accessory after the fact in the murder of Christy Rochelle Brown today before Judge Crone.

According to information presented in court, Carl Carver was a general of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a powerful race-based state-wide organization which operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout the state of 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." 

It is believed that David Mitchamore, also known as "Super Dave," a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, and his girlfriend, Christy Rochelle Brown, were murdered by Brent Stalsby as a result of a "direct order" issued by Carver because of Mitchamore's failure to repay an outstanding debt he allegedly owed to the Aryan Brotherhood general.  The bodies of Mitchamore and Brown were discovered in Nacogdoches County on August 10, 2007.  Terry Stalsby was present when the "direct order" issued by Carver was delivered to Charles Cameron Frazier, who pleaded guilty to his role in the murders late last week.  Terry Stalsby also actively participated in a plan to conceal the gang members' roles in the murders after the murders took place. 

Brent Stalsby faces Life in federal prison at sentencing.  Terry Stalsby faces up to 15 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set for either defendant. 

U.S. Attorney Bales expressed his appreciation for the hard work performed by so many officers and agents, "From the beginning, our purpose in becoming involved in this case was two-fold – to successfully prosecute the brutal murders of David Mitchamore and Christy Brown, and to completely dismantle the ABT criminal enterprise.  With each conviction, we take a large step closer to both goals." 

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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