Bonehead Goes to Jail For Attacking Dude in Dead Kennedys Tee

Bonehead sentenced to 30 years for attack on Davis man
Niesha Lofing
Sacramento Bee
September 15, 2008

A neo-Nazi skinhead was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in a 2005 attack on a Davis man.

Michael Rose, 28, received the sentence Friday from Yolo Superior Court Judge Kathleen M. White, who also presided over the convict’s trial.

Rose and Christopher Vochatzer, both associated with a bonehead gang, attacked a man in a gang-motivated assault on April 4, 2005, a news release from Yolo County District Attorney Jeff W. Reisig’s office states.

The two boneheads entered the Davis resident’s apartment and Rose used a metal pipe to prevent two of the man’s friends from stopping Vochatzer, who beat the victim with a baseball bat. The man was badly injured in the attack, the release states.

Rose and Vochatzer were retaliating against the man for wearing an anti-Nazi T-shirt.

Rose eluded law enforcement for nearly two years before being arrested in Montana in February 2007, the release states. A jury in March convicted him of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of exhibiting a deadly weapon.

The conviction included enhancements for gang association, prosecutors said earlier this year.

Vochatzer was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to 28 years in state prison for assault with a deadly weapon and other felonies.

Earlier:

COUNTY OF YOLO
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
JEFF W. REISIG, DISTRICT ATTORNEY
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neo-Nazi Convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Woodland, CA – March 14, 2008 – A Yolo County jury convicted Michael Rose, 28, of multiple gang related felony offenses stemming from the April 4, 2005 attack of a 26 year old man in his apartment on “J” Street in Davis. Rose was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary in the first degree, two counts of false imprisonment, and two counts of exhibiting a deadly weapon. The jury found that all of the crimes were committed for the benefit of or in association with a criminal street gang, neo-Nazi Skinheads.

More than 10 years ago, the victim wore a “Dead Kennedy’s” t-shirt displaying a crossed out swastika. In retaliation, Michael Rose and Christopher Vochatzer, both neo-Nazi skinheads, went to his apartment armed with a metal pipe and a baseball bat. Rose used the metal pipe to prevent two of the victim’s friends from stopping the attack while Vochatzer beat the victim with the baseball bat. Rose was on the run from law enforcement for nearly two years and was finally arrested in Butte, Montana on February 15, 2007.

According to prosecuting attorney Michelle Serafin, “Rose faces in excess of 31 years in prison for his crimes. Clearly justice was served by the jury’s verdicts.” Rose will be sentenced by Judge Kathy White at a future court date.

For more information, contact District Attorney Jeff Reisig at 530-666-8180.

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I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2021 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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4 Responses to Bonehead Goes to Jail For Attacking Dude in Dead Kennedys Tee

  1. Timmy says:

    I thought the anarchists were against the prison system, how wrong was I!

  2. @ndy says:

    Timmy.

    You have a terrific knack of completely missing the point.

  3. Mother Teresa II says:

    This man, Rose, was a victim of child abuse, brought up in a home where drugs were sold, [but] can [still] be a very good person. I am not a white [supremacist] and I will tell you that I liked him, he is a brilliant artist and is still dedicated to his mother. He fell in with the wrong crowd and had no one else to turn to. It is easy to generalize but we are all victims of all the things we have experienced and each forges their own chain.

  4. Wishing you would grow up says:

    You have no idea what you’re talking about. This article sounds like something the DA or the police would post. They no nothing of Michael or Chris. Your article is full of hate more then the ones you are talking about. Get the facts.

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