Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Member Sentenced for Slaying

A former gang captain has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over the 2008 drug-related slaying of a prospective member in South Texas.

Frank Lavelle Urbish Jr. of Pasadena was sentenced Thursday in San Antonio in a case involving the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.

Urbish pleaded guilty to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering in a plea deal over the death of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. of Pleasanton.

Investigators said Byrd was tortured and slain for stealing drugs that he was supposed to deliver. His body was dumped in Atascosa County.

Authorities saID Urbish was part of the chain of command ordering the slaying.

Nearly a dozen people have pleaded guilty in the case, including two men sentenced to life in prison.

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