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