A Gloucester man who is an apparent member of the Aryan Brotherhood and who has some 35 criminal convictions in two states, including one for attacking a family member here, could be charged with murdering at least one of the three men whose bodies he allegedly dumped at an Albuquerque hospital last week.
Richard Schuyler "Sky" Kuykendall, 41, was initially charged just with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, but an FBI agent on the case said Kuykendall may face additional charges, including possibly murder, related to the three men's death in a Chevy Malibu parked in an Albuquerque alley on May 12.
Surveillance cameras and Kuykendall's distinctive tattoos helped lead investigators, already familiar with him because of his alleged membership in the neo-Nazi gang, to him, the FBI agent writes in an affidavit filed in court.
A surveillance camera in the alley captured him with a gun and seeming to win a shootout with the three guys in the Mailbu, after which he tossed his gun in a dumpster and jumped behind the wheel of what was now an impromptu hearse, according to the affidavit.
He allegedly then drove to a hospital 2 1/2 miles away and took off his shirt, which exposed his tattoos, including an Iron Cross on his right breast and his "Boston" stomach tattoo to hospital surveillance cameras, according to the affidavit says, continuing that he then found a security guard, told him "there were three dead guys in the Chevy" and ran away.
According to the affidavit, Kuykendall was convicted in January, 2018 in Salem District Court on a charge of assault and battery on a family member. Court records show he was arraigned on Nov. 30, 2017 for trying to suffocate his victim, but do not show how long a sentence he got.
However, he was out by Feb. 28, 2018, when he was arrested on a trespassing charge in Gloucester. Three months later, he was arrested again, this time on Rte. 128 on a charge of driving with a suspended license after police noticed him swerving from one lane to another, possibly, police said, because he was eating at the time and so was distracted.
In 1998, he was convicted, also in Salem court, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a baseball bat - according to the affidavit, which adds that the two Salem convictions, along with two convictions in New Mexico for identity theft, forgery, larceny and conspiracy, were enough to make it illegal for him to possess a gun.
The affidavit, which cites his "impressive criminal history," says the three dead men were also apparent members of the Aryan Brotherhood, a White-supremacist gang whose members often get Aryan, SS and Viking-style tattoos - along with shamrocks - to show off their membership. Kuykendall's had his tattoos since at least 2009, when he posted photos on MySpace.
The affidavit does not give a reason why they and Kuykendall might have wished each other dead.
Complete affidavit (4.4M PDF).