Judge Sets Militia Members’ Trial Dates

Associated Press

The Fairbanks militia members who are accused of planning to kill government officials, now have trial dates set for May.

The defendants face both federal and state charges. At a hearing yesterday, Lonnie and Karen Vernon of Salcha were scheduled to go on trial May 16 on charges of threatening to kill a federal judge and an IRS agent.

Lonnie Vernon, Schaeffer Cox of Fairbanks and Coleman Barney of North Pole were scheduled to stand trial May 23 on federal weapons charges.

The four, and Michael Anderson, face trial May 30 on a variety of state charges.

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