Q: A few years ago there was a murder of an Aryan Brotherhood leader, and a man they called Boots was arrested. What happened in that case?
A: No arrests have been reported for the March 2011 shooting death of white supremacist David Austin Lynch at his Citrus Heights home.
Lynch’s pregnant girlfriend was shot in the leg during the attack.
Charles Gilbert “Boots” Demar was named by Citrus Heights police as a “person of interest” in the slaying, but he was not identified a suspect in the Lynch homicide.
Demar was under surveillance by law enforcement when he drove away in his truck from officers in March 2011. According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, Demar would not immediately pull over and was seen throwing drugs out of the truck window.
A search of his apartment and garage turned up Sacramento Skinhead signs and photos, chemicals and apparatus used to make methamphetamine and finished methamphetamine. A search of his cell phone revealed a video he had made of himself and another person making the drug, according to a the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
A jury convicted Demar of distributing methamphetamine to benefit the Sacramento Skinheads street gang, and he was sentenced in May 2013 to 75 years to life in prison plus nine years under California’s three-strikes law.
Demar was previously convicted of burglary in 1993, of manufacturing methamphetamine in 2000 and of a gang-related assault involving two victims for the benefit of a gang in 2001.
Now 41 years old, Demar is at Calipatria State Prison in Calipatria.