A grand jury in Nacogdoches, Texas, indicted five people for their alleged roles in the murders of a man and woman in Etoile, Texas.
The October 26, 2007, indictment named five of seven people originally arrested in connection to the killings.
Authorities believe that both the suspects and the victims are linked to the Texas Aryan Brotherhood, an extremely violent racist prison gang present in Texas and surrounding states, and that the killings were possibly a gang-style ordered execution from within.
The bodies of the two victims were discovered on August 10, 2007, both with gunshot wounds to the head.
Two suspects were indicted on capital murder charges. Charles Cameron Frazier of Nacogdoches and Brent Nicholas Stalsby of Lufkin, both 26, face either life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. The state has not yet decided if it will seek the death penalty.
The other three individuals indicted—April Nicole Flanagan, 27, of Angelina County, Carl Carver, 40, of Lufkin, and Carrie Christine Wood, 35, of Nacogdoches—were charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.
According to the District Attorney, the murder charge is a first-degree felony carrying five to 99 years in prison; conspiracy to commit murder is a second- degree felony carrying two to 20 years in prison; and conspiracy to commit assault is a third-degree felony carrying two to 10 years in prison.
The investigation regarding possible additional defendants is ongoing.