MURRIETA (CBS) — Two white supremacists convicted of beating a man nearly to death are each facing more than 20 years in prison.

KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner Reports

Steven Eugene Lemeur, 25, and Timothy Aaron True, 22, were convicted Friday of attempted murder, burglary and criminal street gang activity counts. The suspects also were charged for great bodily injury and weapons allegations in the attack on Cory Smith.

Prosecutors said Smith knew the defendants, who were trying to recruit him into joining their gang, the Comrades of Our Race’s Struggle — or COORS — Skins, a white supremacist group with roots in the San Jacinto Valley.

The victim was at a friend’s apartment in the 200 block of South Yale Street in Hemet when the defendants barged in and began beating him, according to Hemet police Cpl. Takashi Nishida.

The men reportedly grabbed a knife and a baseball bat from the living room, repeatedly clubbing and slashing Smith with the weapons.

Smith underwent surgery at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where he lingered in a coma for more than two weeks, according to Nishida.

The defendants are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7.

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Comments (16)
  1. ICEE- says:

    WHY DONT YOU JOIN THEM WHEN THEY ASK, OR RISK BEING BEAT HALF TO DEATH IF YOU REFUSE. I AM SURE IF YOU CHECKED YOUR FAMILY TREE, YOU’D BE ABLE TO JOIN ALL THREE ORGANIZATIONS.HAVE A NICE DAY.

  2. JLeamer says:

    OMG!! You better HOPE there is a ‘father’ to forgive because these ignorant, uneducated, low life morins just DON’T GET IT!

    1. Agnes says:

      What’s a morin?
      Learn to spell MORON

  3. RReagan says:

    Vicious tactic, beating,knives and clubs, used to recruit doesn’t seem to work

    Silly gang name

  4. Kenmandu says:

    COORS! These geniuses named their Nazi Org. after a beer.., They should have called it Schllitz as they’re a bunch of Schllitz-heads.

  5. kenmandu says:

    COORS! These geniuses are a bunch of Schllitz-heads.

  6. KEN P. says:

    GOOD. THEY CAN CHANGE THEIR NAME TO CLOWNS OR GOONS NOW…LOL, LOL,LOL,LOL !!!!!!!

  7. KEN P. says:

    OR THEY CAN CHANGE THEIR NAMES TO “NANCY BOYS” WHEN THEY GET TO PRISON….DON’T DROP THE SOAP..LOL,LOL,LOL,LOL !!!!

    1. WWonka says:

      Good one
      Tattoo “property of Ken”
      on their Azz

  8. EME says:

    Actually to join ,most Gangs do Beat
    prospects
    And when you want out?
    That’s when they kill you
    Watch GANGLAND

  9. DLL says:

    Ok all of you, were you in court to hear the evidence or shall I say the non evidence? I was, and they had nothing on these boys but people saying I heard this and I heard that. Even the guy who got stabbed (not beat) got on the stand and said they were not the boys there and the other 3 people who were there said the same. Just because these boys have different beliefs then other does not make them guilty. I guess if you are proud of your race and have tats on your body you are found guilty, because that is all they had on these boys.
    The DA gave a person who admitted to beating a boy almost to death in November 2008 a deal to tell the jury that these boys told him they did it when that is not true. He got the information from rumors on the street and used it for is own advantage. So instead of getting 25 to life for making a boy a vegetable he only will serve a total of 4 more years and will be back on the street. They had evidence on this boy and he gets off easy just because he told the cops what they wanted to hear so he could save his own ass. Now 2 boys that they had no evidence on will spend who knows how long in prison and a person who helped kick a boy almost to death gets to walk free in a few years. This legal system really sucks!

  10. MRL says:

    DLL,
    You seem to have forgotten how the victim’s ex-girlfriend and another witness made several statements to police within hours of the incident and later pick them out of photo line ups. The jury really didn’t believe the any of the witnesses, when in court they decided they didn’t remember what had happened or recanted earlier statements and testimony. THEY ARE JUST DAMN SCARED!!!!
    If they didn’t do it, why don’t they go ahead and snitch and tell the police who did stab Corey? Or are they afraid they might get the same punishment?
    Mouse is going to be spending a lot of time in prison himself, if he even makes it out alive for being a snitch. Which I am sure COORS will try to make happen.
    Maybe if “Pretty Boy’s” and “Arson’s” parents paid more attention to what the hell their kids were doing, that they wouldn’t even be involved in a neo-nazi gang. This wasn’t the first time these guys have been in trouble, what do you think it was going to lead up to? Becoming model citizens?
    Really interesting how “Pretty Boy” showed up in a photo a few days after Corey’s stabbing with red shoe laces when a few weeks before in a photo he had white laces with the same shoes?
    DDL, in can surmise that you have a connection with these lost souls, but snap out of your denile that they are at all escape goats.

    1. Krys says:

      Its people like you pratically ended two young men’s lives because some low lifes off the streets who were strung out off their mind said that recongized him. Obviously you didnt pay attention durning court, where you the one sleeping or the one who had something to do but conviently put it off to drop the verdict early? When “Mouse” gets out and attempts to or does end another’s life I hope then you feel the same satisfaction that you seem to be stinky of now

  11. DLL says:

    MRL,
    First of all it was “Pretty Boy” that the ex-girl friend stated was there within hours of the incident. She nor the other witness picked “Arson” out of a line up till 6 to 8 weeks after the incident. “Arson” was not even brought up till they were showed a line up which was around the end of Sept. 2008 after rumors hit the street with other names of kids besides these 2 that could have possible done this. Just because “Arson” is friends with “Pretty Boy” does not make him guilty. I am sure if they knew who did it they would have told the police.
    “Mouse” will not be spending that much time in jail, with time served he should be out in about 4 years.
    You say you saw white laces in photos shown before the stabbing and red laces after on “Pretty Boy” if this is so why didn’t the DA point that out? The only thing that was said about laces was when “Mouse” said you get red shoe laces for shedding blood. Wow! Do you know how many kids I have seen with red shoe laces in there shoes? If you paid so close attention to the photos did you notice in the before pics that “Arson” had hair and after pics he had hair? They all said that the guys that came in the apartment had shaved heads.
    “Arson” parents did pay attention to there kid. He was a adult when he got with the wrong crowd so the parents had no control over that even thow they tried to steer him in the right direction. Its obvious that you had all ready made your judgment on these boys before the trial was even over with. Its people like you that give our justice system a bad name.

  12. kaq says:

    God bless and watch over all families involved

  13. ASHLEY says:

    LOVE YOUR LIVES AND WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU AND YOURS IN MY DAILY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS