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Alaska Militias

Alaska militia member Schaeffer Cox addressed his friends and family in a letter, maintaining he is innocent but admitting his troubles "might be God's punishment for being too prideful."Craig Medred
Blame game: Militia leader Schaeffer Cox, convicted of nine federal felonies in a weapons and murder conspiracy, accuses his attorney of falling down on the job.Jill Burke
Prosecutors filed a motion Friday indicating they won't pursue a conspiracy-to-murder charge against Coleman Barney, the only Alaska militiamen not convicted of the serious crime.Ben Anderson
The conspiracy to murder charge could mean life imprisonment for Schaeffer Cox, a one-time political firebrand, and his militia henchman. Find out how jurors came down on the other charges.Ben Anderson

A 12-member jury has begun deliberating on the multiple felony charges -- including conspiracy to commit murder -- for which three Fairbanks militiamen stand accused. 

A jury now must decide the fate of three militia men from Fairbanks accused in a violent anti-government plot. Here's a guide to the charges, the men accused, and the arguments for and against conviction.Jill Burke
A 12-member jury has begun deliberating on the multiple felony charges -- including conspiracy to commit murder -- for which three Fairbanks militiamen stand accused. Jill Burke
Free speech or murder plot? Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the case that pits the fundamental American right of dissent against maintaining a safe society. Jill Burke
Analysis: The trial of the Alaska militia members accused of plotting to kill judges and law enforcement officials is just the tip of the iceberg of the growing American militia movement -- one that has seeped into far-right politics.Andrew Halcro
With an assault rifle held pointed to the ceiling, a federal prosecutor gave jurors a taste of how well-armed Schaeffer Cox's militia was when it mobilized to protect their leader in an Alaska town.Jill Burke

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