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2nd man charged in 2014 ax-bludgeoning death

Posted at 2:35 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 17:35:07-04

A second man has been booked on suspicion of murder in the 2014 fatal bludgeoning of an Arizona man who investigators said was bound, gagged and struck with an ax in a killing involving people affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood.

A member of the white supremacist prison gang was arrested eight months after the body of 40-year-old Joshua C. Calkins was found in wrapped in a blanket and tarp in an alley in west Phoenix.
On Wednesday, a second man, Charles Eugene Robbins of Phoenix, was booked on suspicion of murder in Calkins' death.
Robbins was originally charged in 2015 with helping an associate dump the body, but at the time Robbins wasn't accused of killing Calkins.
Robbins' case has since been refiled with a murder charge added on.