Three indicted over body dumped

June 25, 2010 8:45:25 AM PDT
Three men have been indicted over the south Texas slaying of an alleged prospective member of the race-based Aryan Brotherhood. Prosecutors say the trio, indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in San Antonio, face initial court appearances July 7 over the killing of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. His body was found in AtascosaCounty in 2008.

Investigators say Byrd allegedly stole drugs that he was to deliver to a customer.

Frank "Thumper" Lavelle Urbish Jr. of Beaumont, Michael "Bucky" Dewayne Smith of Houston and Jim "Q-Ball" Flint McIntyre of Houston are charged with conspiracy to commit murder, murder and being convicted felons in possession of firearms.

Smith and McIntyre face additional weapons counts.

Conviction could mean life in prison.