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Closing arguments begin in Alaska militia trial

...or attack anyone.Traverso on Wednesday gave his final argument in the case against Cox and fellow militia members Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon.Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Skrocki (skr-ROCK-ee) says Cox and his companions were...
Alaska militia member receives 5-years prison term five years in federal prison in a case involving others convicted of conspiring to kill government officials.Coleman Barney of North Pole held his head in his hands and sniffled loudly while he waited for U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan...
Alaska militia member gets nearly 26 years

...Colorado-based FBI hit squad, which officials said doesn't exist.The Vernons, Cox and another militia member, Coleman Barney, have been jailed since their arrests in March 2011. Barney was sentenced last year to five years in prison on weapons...
Anchorage jurors hear testimony about militia leader

...members of the group that authorities say followed him, calling themselves the Alaska Peacemaker Militia.Cox, Coleman Barney, 37, and Lonnie Vernon, 56, are accused of plotting to kill state and federal officials. They also face weapons...
Defense begins cross-examination of informant

...No, I didn't," Olson said on the 11th day of the trial.Beside the alleged murder conspiracy, Cox, 28, Coleman Barney, 37, and Lonnie Vernon, 56, also face weapons charges. The men were arrested in March 2011 and have been in custody...
Fairbanks-area militia trial begins

...overreaching government.Attorneys gave opening statements in the federal trial of Schaeffer Cox, of Fairbanks, Coleman Barney, of North Pole, and Lonnie Vernon, of Salcha. The men have been in jail since being arrested 14 months ago in...
Militia members stand accused of murder plot

...a strategy known within the group as "241" or "two for one."The federal trial of Cox and two Alaska men - Coleman Barney, 37, and Lonnie Vernon, 56 - began last week and could last another month. Defense attorneys plan to argue that...
Jurors in militia case hear informant's recordings

...of Cox , 28, and two others charged with plotting to kill judges, troopers and other government employees. Cox, Coleman Barney, 37, and Lonnie Vernon, 56, also face weapons charges. The men were arrested in March 2011.Cox is taped saying...
Prosecutors winding up their case in militia trial

...consistent with the investigation," he said.Sutherland is the prosecution's last witness in the trial of Cox, Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon on charges of conspiring to murder government officials and amassing illegal weapons. Defense attorneys...
FBI informant testifies for defense at militia trial

...lose a substantial sum if it didn't happen."He said that numerous times during the day," Rensel said.Cox, Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon are on trial in Anchorage on charges of conspiracy to possess restricted weapons and conspiracy...


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