Christian militia on 'war' charges
Published 30/03/2010 | 05:00
NINE members of a Christian militia group were yesterday indicted on charges of conspiring to wage war against the US government.
The eight men and one woman were members of a group called the Hutaree that planned to kill a police officer in Michigan and then ambush law officers at his funeral.
The indictment said the group believed the attacks would "serve as a catalyst for a more widespread uprising".
One of the nine accused is still at large.
The arrests followed a federal grand jury indictment charging them with conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, and possessing a firearm during a crime.
The group's website, http://hutaree.com, says Hutaree means "Christian warrior" and says the group is "preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."