Aryan Brotherhood Member Sentenced For Texas Prison Beating

DALLAS (March 15, 2013)—John Hall, 27, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, faces an extended prison sentence after admitting he committed a federal hate crime by severely beating another Texas inmate he believed to be gay.

Hall was sentenced to nearly six years, which will be added to the sentence he's currently serving in federal prison in suburban Dallas, the FBI said Friday.

He was originally scheduled for release in August.

Authorities say Hall yelled homophobic slurs as he attacked the inmate in December 2011, repeatedly punching and stomping on the man’s head.

The victim suffered a fractured eye socket, broken teeth and multiple lacerations.

Hall pleaded guilty in November 2012 to violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.