According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Cox on Friday addressed his friends and family through a University Baptist Church "email news bulletin," maintaining he is innocent but admitting his troubles "might be God's punishment for being too prideful."
Cox's letter "takes the form of a spiritual confession and apology," the News-Miner reports, with Cox writing:
To be passionate and full of zeal is good, but I was foolish and full of pride. In my foolish pride, I got on my soapbox to wag my finger at the government for every little thing they did wrong. I taunted them until they had enough and manufactured a case against me. While the criminal charges that were brought by man are lies, the spiritual charges brought before God are true."