From The Associated Press
Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.
Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components. They allege the group was serious enough to kill two people â€” former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Tiffany York â€” by shooting them in the woods last December in order to keep its plans secret.
â€śThis domestic terrorist organization did not simply plan and talk,â€ť prosecutor Isabel Pauley told a Superior Court judge. â€śPrior to the murders in this case, the group took action. Evidence shows the group possessed the knowledge, means and motive to carry out their plans.â€ť
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