PALMDALE – Three reputed white supremacists were charged Tuesday
with killing a black Palmdale man in 1997 so one of them, a woman, could
receive “lightning bolt” tattoos, a supposed badge of honor
earned by killing African-Americans.
Prosecutors said the victim, 32-year-old Howard Garfield McClendon,
was stabbed and beaten after being lured into the defendants’ car
and driven down a secluded dirt road dirt road