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Militia Suspect Arraigned on Murder Charges

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Another defendant connected to an anti-government militia formed by a group of Fort Stewart soldiers, was arraigned on murder charges. 30 year old Heather Salmon is charged with 13 counts in connection with a double murder in December of 2011 and for her alleged involvement in a plot to overthrow the government.

Heather Salmon, according to prosecutors was at one time active duty military herself but was discharged for reckless conduct after firing a gun during an argument with her husband, Christopher Salmon. Mr. Salmon is one of the active duty soldiers charged in the murders and one of three facing the death penalty.

Heather Salmon is not facing the death penalty but is charged for helping to plan and execute the murders of 17 year old Tiffany York and 19 year old Michael Roark.

Today Mrs. Salmon's attorney requested bond on the charges, saying that Mrs. Salmon has four children.

Brenda Thomas, Tiffany York's mother told News 3 that it was incredible to hear the argument for bond. "I would like to see my daughter but I can't," she said.

Prosecutor Isabel Pauly told the judge that Heather Salmon is a danger to victim's families as well as several defendants who have pled guilty in the case in exchange for testimony at the murder trials. Pauly said several if those defendants are out of jail.

Judge Robert Russell did not grant bond and Heather Salmon was returned to jail.

The attorney for Heather Salmon, Charles Nestor tells News 3 that she denies involvement in any militia and the murders. He said there is no proof Mrs. Salmon was at the scene of the murder.

Prosecutors say Mrs. Salmon was in the militia's "inner circle" and had influence over other members.

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