Key charges dropped against Hutaree militia
Hutaree members were accused of plotting to kill a local law enforcement official and attack the funeral procession
By Robert Snell and Christine Ferretti
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said the government's case was built largely on circumstantial evidence. She said prosecutors failed to prove the Lenawee County-based group planned to wage war against the government.
The judge's order ends criminal charges against five Hutaree members who faced up to life in prison if convicted. Weapons charges will continue against Hutaree leader David Stone Sr. and his son Joshua Stone.
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