- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

DENVER (AP) - An alleged prison gang leader is going on trial Monday in Denver, accused of killing the former leader of the Mexican Mafia, a Hispanic prison gang, at the Colorado’s federal supermax prison.

Silvestre “Chikali” Mayorqui-Rivera is accused of fatally kicking, stomping and beating Manuel “Tati” Torrez in April 2005 at the Administrative Maximum U.S. Penitentiary in Florence. A grand jury indicted him in March 2010.

The prison holds some of the most dangerous inmates in the federal prison system.

The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1CKO4Ff ) reports that witnesses during the two-week trial are expected to include high-ranking national leaders of white supremacist and black prison gangs.

Mayorqui-Rivera faces life in prison if convicted. Another prisoner accused in the case faces the death penalty.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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