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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...
Documents show militia's plan to kill judge

...Judge Ralph Beistline, was presiding in their case. A second federal indictment charges Cox, Lonnie Vernon and Coleman Barney of the North Pole area with federal weapons offenses, including possession of an illegal Sten machine gun and silencers...
5 accused of Alaska militia plot plead not guilty

...face a misdemeanor weapons charge at a February trial. Besides Cox, the other defendants are Michael Anderson, Coleman Barney and Lonnie and Karen Vernon. Also, the state has accused Barney's wife, Rachel, of hiding Cox.
6 attend hearing on alleged militia murder plot

...The defendants, all of whom live in the Fairbanks area, are Cox; Michael Anderson; Rachel Barney's husband, Coleman Barney; and Lonnie Vernon and his wife, Karen. Four were in federal custody without bail, and a fifth was in state custody...
Fairbanks militia leader, 3 others moved to jails closer to Anchorage

...Correctional Center to jails nearer to Anchorage in preparation for court appearances on Monday.Cox, along with Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon, are scheduled to be arraigned at the federal courthouse in Anchorage on Monday morning. The three...
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...
Alaska judge rewards informant for help in prosecuting alleged plot to kill judges, officials

...officials. The other four are Michael Anderson, Coleman Barney, and Lonnie and Karen Vernon. All pleaded not guilty...accordingly." Tim Dooley, defense attorney for Coleman Barney, said his client claims Olson came up with the plan...


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