California White Supremacist Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison

  • October 16, 2007

An Orange County Superior Court Judge sentenced Jacob Anthony Rump, 31, a member of the violent white supremacist gang Public Enemy Number One (PEN1) to life in prison without parole on October 5, 2007, for the murder of a fellow PEN1 member.

Rump, of Huntington Beach, and co-defendant and PEN1 member Michael Lamb, 32, were convicted on July 10 of murdering Scott Miller, a founding member of the gang, after Miller appeared on a local television news program to speak about the group.

In addition to the murder convictions, Rump and Lamb were also convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime, committing a murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang, attempted murder of a police officer, street terrorism, and firearms possession charges, all stemming from the March 8, 2002, killing of Miller.

Rump received additional life terms, as well as a further sentence of 83 years to life in prison, for the various other charges.

The second penalty phase for Lamb, the alleged triggerman, is scheduled for February 2008, after the original jury that convicted the men deadlocked over whether to impose the death penalty.

A third man charged in the case, Billy Jo Johnson, 44, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 26.

 

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