Klan mem­bers held in US pri­son mur­der plot

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Florida au­thor­i­ties ar­rested three al­leged Ku Klux Klan mem­bers, two of them pri­son guards, Thurs­day on sus­pi­cion of plot­ting to kill a black in­mate when he was re­leased, of­fi­cials said.

Thomas Jor­dan Driver, 25, and David El­liot Mo­ran, 47, both work for the Florida Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions.

They were ar­rested along with Charles Thomas New­comb, 42, a for­mer prisons worker, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the of­fice of At­tor­ney Gen­eral Pam Bondi.

The three were plan­ning to kill a black prisoner upon his re­lease in reprisal for a fight he had been in with Driver. Au­thor­i­ties did not iden­tify the in­mate.

Florida Cor­rec­tions Sec­re­tary Julie Jones told NBC she was “mov­ing swiftly” to fire the two pri­son work­ers.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was car­ried out by var­i­ous lo­cal and fed­eral law en­force­ment agen­cies.

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