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Alleged Jones County child killer hoped to gain Aryan Nation membership

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Court documents indicate an accused child killer in Jones County tried to use a little girl's death as a way to gain membership into the ultra white supremacist group known as the Aryan Nation Brotherhood.

Justin Blakeney is awaiting trial on capital murder charges in the August 2010 death of Victoria Viner, 2. However, a recent jailhouse shakedown and search may have uncovered a motive for the murder.

Victoria Viner died at a Jackson Hospital August 13, 2010. An autopsy indicated the toddler died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. The mother's boyfriend Justin Blakeney was arrested three months later but has maintained his innocence.

A search warrant last week on Blakeney's body and jail cell, plus statements from a confidential informant may shed some new light on his guilt or innocence. A confidential informant said to be a member of the Aryan Nation told authorities that Blakeney confessed to murdering the girl as a way of gaining membership into the organization.

According to the informant, Blakeney said he placed a telephone book on top of the little girl's head and hit it as hard as he could with his fist. According to prosecutors, the mother of the child was Mexican making the child in Aryan Nation classification "a half breed." The search warrant also uncovered Aryan Nation literature in his cell and nearly a dozen tattoos on Blakeney's body that were added since his imprisonment, which is against state law. According to the prosecution those tattoos represent Aryan Nation symbols.

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