The Latest: 5 New Mexico compound suspects plead not guilty to terror counts

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FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, Jany Leveille, from left, with her attorney Kelly Golightley, and Siraj Ibn Wahhaj with attorney Tom Clark listen to the prosecutor during a hearing on a motion to dismiss in the Taos County Courthouse. Federal prosecutors say the FBI has arrested five former residents, including Leveille […]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The Latest on the court appearances of five former residents of a remote New Mexico compound (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

Five people arrested at a New Mexico compound where a 3-year-old boy was found dead have pleaded not guilty to new federal charges. The charges include a terrorism-related count that accuses them of supporting a plan to attack law enforcement officers and other government employees.

The two men and three women living at the compound raided in August were arraigned Thursday on charges handed down last week in a superseding indictment.

The group has been in federal custody on firearms charges.

Four members of the group also are charged in the kidnapping of a boy who was reported missing in Georgia in 2017 and died at the compound after suffering from medical disabilities that authorities say went untreated.

The boy’s father is the only one who has not been charged with kidnapping.
    
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12:01 a.m.

Five former residents of a New Mexico compound where authorities found the remains of a 3-year-old boy from Georgia are due in federal court on terrorism-related charges.

The charges include conspiring to attack law enforcement and military members.

Related story: Deputies find 11 kids at compound; Georgia toddler still missing

The two men and three women living at the compound raided in August are being arraigned Thursday on new federal charges of supporting plans for violent attacks. The charges were included in a superseding indictment last week. The group has been in federal custody since August on firearms charges.

Four members of the group also are charged in the kidnapping of the boy who died at the compound. He had suffered from medical disabilities that authorities say went untreated.

Defense attorneys say the five will plead not guilty to charges.

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