On the way to the scene, Carter ordered the victim at gunpoint to take off his clothes. McCartney begged for his life. He was crying and very, very scared.
McCartney was taken away from the Walmart in his own truck, to a place he hadn’t ever seen before. When Carter drove McCartney into this field, he ordered him to get out of his own truck. McCartney stared at Carter, Welch, and Faught (who had followed Carter to the field) in disbelief. He begged them for his life. But to Randall Wayne Carter, that didn’t matter a bit.
Carter first stabbed McCartney in the neck and left him in the dirt field. Carter was not finished. He then got behind the defenseless McCartney, and sliced his neck with a force so great that it severed the man’s jugular veins.
He and the others then left McCartney’s nude body in the field, where it was found by a farm worker the following morning. Carter had followed orders all right, he got the victim’s truck.
And it cost that victim, a guy minding his own business and getting ready for a fishing trip, his life. The graphic details are important, not to sensationalize the story, but rather to show how heartless and brutal the murder was and how they terrorized and killed this man simply because they wanted his truck. Simply because they could.
The following day, Baytown police were notified of a missing persons report made by the victim’s sister. It matched information that had been broadcast by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office about a man that an unsuspecting farm worker found in a soybean field.
Ironically, Baytown police were also investigating an unrelated burglary of a local department store where thousands of dollars worth of merchandise was stolen. Acting on a tip on the burglary, the police found themselves at a residence on Morrell Street in Baytown, where they saw several suspects attempting to leave with the stolen merchandise.
The police quickly learned the suspects were also involved in McCartney’s murder when they saw Michael Faught burning McCartney’s wallet in the backyard. McCartney’s truck was also recovered at a nearby street.
Carter, Welch, and Faught were arrested and charged with capital murder. They had been awaiting trial in Houston in the Harris County Jail. Welch and Faught confessed to the crime and implicated Carter as the one who stabbed and killed McCartney.
The capital murder trial was set originally for early part of 2009. However, Carter pled guilty and agreed to life in prison without parole, thus avoiding the death penalty. He was a known member of the Aryan Brotherhood. He had been to prison before. He threatened to kill anyone who mentioned a word. And he is—and will remain—alive.
The Aryan Brotherhood, known as AB, was formed in the 1960s by a group of bikers in San Quentin State Prison in California when desegregation took place in prisons. Racial violence broke out and gangs were formed along racial lines. AB members identified themselves with symbols and tattoos of swastikas and Nazi SS lightning bolts.
During the 1980s, the AB divided into two factions: gang members in federal custody and gang members in state prison. AB became the most feared and violent prison gang involved in organized crime, drug trafficking, extortion, inmate prostitution, and murder-for-hire.
AB members have a lifetime allegiance to the gang and take the same blood oath:
“An Aryan brother is without a care. He walks where the weak and the heartless don’t dare. For an Aryan brother, death holds no fear. Vengeance will be his, though his brother’s still here”
AB members live by these words:
“We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children. Any true soldier not only lives by these words, but they would be embedded in his heart and soul. Rahowa!” (Racial Holy War)Tweet