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BOWW gang member sentenced to 38 years for fatal prison ambush

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The mother of an inmate who was fatally ambushed five years ago at the state prison in Concord confronted one of her son’s two attackers yesterday at his sentencing, recalling the 16 excruciating months she spent tending to her child as he withered in a vegetative state. “I wanted to kiss my Tony so bad and wrap my arms around him, but I could not,” Theresa Gilman said, her speech …

Second BOWW suspect convicted of Concord prison murder

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The second of two white supremacist prisoners accused of murdering a fellow inmate in Concord was convicted yesterday of all charges related to the 2010 assault. Thomas Milton, 31, was found guilty by a jury in Merrimack County Superior Court of reckless second-degree murder, assault by a prisoner and falsifying evidence. Prosecutors claimed he carried out the attack with fellow inmate William Edic, …

Second BOWW prison murder trial opens in Concord

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The second-degree murder trial of a white supremacist inmate opened yesterday in Merrimack County Superior Court, with prosecutors alleging that he helped fatally ambush a fellow prisoner in Concord on July 26, 2010. Thomas Milton, 31, is charged with accomplice to reckless second-degree murder, assault by prisoner and falsifying evidence. Prosecutors claim he …

The Brotherhood: Frank Philbrook of Newport

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Frank Philbrook, 44, of Newport has not been charged in the 2010 fatal assault of inmate Anthony Renzzulla, but witnesses have told investigators he directed it and the cleanup with the sensitivity of a drill sergeant. He was …

N.H.’s Brotherhood of White Warriors Part 2: Growth

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Within months of forming in late 2005, the Brotherhood of White Warriors had spread its roots inside the New Hampshire correctional system. By 2008, it was the state’s fastest-growing prison gang, according to estimates from officials. Three years …

The Brotherhood: Founder’s creed

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In a phone interview from prison, Jesse Jarvis, one of BOWW’s four alleged founders and its president at one time, according to officials, described five tenets of the group. 1. BOWW is the result of a natural phenomena which takes place whenever strong white men are threatened by …

The Brotherhood: Jerod Trebian of Concord

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In 1996, when he was living in Concord, Jerod Trebian became the state’s first 17-year-old charged as an adult under a new “juvenile justice” law. Trebian was charged with five counts of disposing of handguns that had been …

The Brotherhood: John Wildes of Maine

Sunday, December 8, 2013

John Wildes is unique among the alleged founders of the Brotherhood of White Warriors in that he alone has disavowed the group. Wildes, 37, has told prison authorities in New Mexico, where he is serving his New Hampshire …

The Brotherhood: Jesse Jarvis of Claremont

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In his 14 years of on-again, off-again incarceration, Jesse Jarvis, now 32, has seen his share of second chances. In 1999, six years before he allegedly helped form BOWW, he entered his hometown Kmart in Claremont and started …

The Brotherhood: Ray Cole of Concord

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ray Cole tried to get out of prison before BOWW formed in November 2005, and prison officials were on his side. The 34-year-old, now incarcerated in New York and admittedly distanced from the group for years, was in …

N.H.’s Brotherhood of White Warriors Part 1: Origins

Saturday, December 7, 2013

On the night of Feb. 1, two men clutching handguns approached a minivan on a residential street near Memorial Field in Concord. One wore a hood, the other a hockey mask. Reaching the vehicle, according to police reports, …