The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Pennsylvania racist skinhead on charges of murdering two Florida homeless men. On January 31, 2007, Charles Marovskis, 29, of West Pittston, Pennsylvania, a member of the Keystone State Skinheads, was arrested in Avoca, Pennsylvania, charged with murdering two homeless men in Tampa, Florida, in 1998.
Prosecutors say the murders were part of an initiation ritual held by Blood and Honour, a neo-Nazi racist skinhead organization with whom Marovskis was affiliated at the time, for new members to prove their worth to the group.
The men were attacked on September 13, 1998; one victim was found dead under an overpass in downtown Tampa; another was found in a wooded area near I-275 and Fletcher Avenue.
The Vinlanders Social Club, a large racist skinhead group, is currently raising funds for Marovskis’ legal defense by raffling a hand-carved mead horn. At their online forum, they praise Marovskis, to whom they refer to as “Chucky,” as well as all of his Keystone State Skinheads friends.
Marovskis was arrested two months after the homeless men were murdered on charges of burglary and criminal mischief, to which he pleaded guilty and served three years of probation.
Marovskis then moved to Pennsylvania, where he worked as a truck driver. He is currently awaiting an extradition hearing to face the murder charges in Florida where his indictment alleges that, as a member of Blood and Honour, he murdered the two men to aid in racketeering activities. If convicted, Marovskis could face the death penalty.