Murder, Militia Group, Bomb Threats: Georgia Case in Court Today

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a former soldier wanted her four children to grow up and join a Georgia militia group that she and other active-duty Army troops are accused of organizing to plot bomb attacks in Savannah and poison apple crops in Washington state.

A Long County judge Thursday denied bond for 29-year-old Heather Salmon, who is charged with murder along with her husband and two other Army soldiers in the December 2011 slayings of Michael Roark and his teenage girlfriend, Tiffany York.

Roark had been a member of the soldiers' Fort Stewart unit. Prosecutors say he and York were killed to protect the group.

Salmon pleaded not guilty in court. Prosecutor Isabel Pauley says Salmon was recorded saying she wanted her children to attend college before they joined the militia.


Associated Press Release

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia soldier's wife is due in court on charges that she helped her husband and his Army colleagues kill two people to cover up what prosecutors say was a terror plot hatched by a militia group.

Heather Salmon is charged with malice murder and other crimes in the December 2011 slayings of Michael York, a former soldier in her husband's unit, and his teenage girlfriend, Tiffany York. She was scheduled to appear before a Superior Court judge Thursday in Long County.

Prosecutors say Salmon's husband and another Fort Stewart soldier shot the young couple under orders from the leader of a militia group operating within the Army. Prosecutors say the group planned to bomb a park fountain in Savannah and poison apple crops in Washington state.


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