A white supremacist has pleaded guilty to murdering a New Mexico farmer in 2005 as part of a murder-for-hire plot to obtain drugs.
Donald Scott Taylor, aka "Wally," 29, of Rogers, admitted shooting a Causey farmer in order to obtain anhydrous ammonia --an agricultural fertilizer chemical which can also be used to manufacture methamphetamine -- for the racist prison gang Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
According to law enforcement, Taylor is a lieutenant in the Aryan Brotherhood of New Mexico, a sub-chapter of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
Taylor pleaded guilty to a total of nine charges in federal court in Albuquerque on October 9, 2009, in order to receive a life sentence rather than risk receiving the death penalty at trial.
Taylor pleaded guilty to murder in aid of racketeering activity, conspiracy to murder in aid of racketeering activity, conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams and more of methamphetamine, carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of stolen firearms, and interstate and foreign travel or transportation in aid of racketeering enterprises
On July 4, 2005, Taylor, crouching down on the victim's driveway, shot the victim in the head with a rifle as the man sat in a chair inside his home. Three days later Taylor returned to discover that no one had yet discovered the body and stole money and firearms from the victim's home.
A farmer from Roosevelt County, William "Billy Joe" Watson, 44, is charged with promising to provide Taylor 850 gallons of anhydrous ammonia if Turner would make the 71-year-old victim "turn up missing."
Taylor has numerous prior felony convictions in New Mexico, including attempted armed robbery, breaking and entering, criminal damage to property over $1,000.00, and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Taylor will be sentenced to life in prison on October 30. In the federal prison system there is no chance for parole with a life sentence.