HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Two Alaska Militia Member...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 09:28 PM

Two Alaska Militia Members Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder [View all]

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Tx4obama (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: Reuters

Two Alaska militia members convicted of conspiracy to commit murder


Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:34pm EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The leader of an Alaska militia movement and one of his followers were found guilty on Monday of conspiracy to commit murder and various weapons offenses in a plot to kill government officials and law enforcement officers.

But a federal court jury in Anchorage deadlocked on a murder conspiracy charge against a third member of the group who was on trial in a case that prosecutors said highlights a rise in anti-government militants in recent years. The third member of the Alaska Peacekeepers Militia, however, was convicted on two weapons charges.

The two men convicted of conspiracy face a maximum penalty of life in prison when they are sentenced in September, prosecutors said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE85I00L20120619?irpc=932

2 replies, 719 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Two Alaska Militia Members Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder [View all]
Hissyspit Jun 2012 OP
wingzeroday Jun 2012 #1
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #2