Racist Skinhead Arrested in Oregon for Parole Violation

  • May 19, 2006

A racist skinhead, who was convicted of beating to death an Ethiopian immigrant nearly two decades ago, has been arrested for allegedly violating his parole.

Kyle Brewster, 37, was arrested on May 19, 2006, by Multnomah County, Oregon, authorities for allegedly associating with members of the white supremacist group Volksfront.

Volksfront, a racist skinhead-oriented neo-Nazi group headquartered in Oregon and based primarily in the Pacific Northwest, has been associated with numerous violent crimes, including the brutal beating death of a homeless man in Tacoma, Washington, in 2003. 

Information provided by the Anti-Defamation League put parole officers on the trail of individuals ultimately linked to Brewster.

Brewster and two other racist skinheads were convicted in connection with the murder of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw in Portland, Oregon, on November 13, 1988.  Brewster pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and assault and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was released in November 2002, and was scheduled to complete his parole in 2008.

Brewster is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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