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DA to seek death penalty

POSTED: August 30, 2012 10:10 a.m.

LUDOWICI — A prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty against one of the three Georgia-based Army soldiers accused of killing two people to protect an anti-government militia..

District Attorney Tom Durden announced in Long County Superior Court on Thursday that he will seek the death penalty for Army Pvt. Isaac Aguigui.

Aguigui, Sgt. Anthony Peden and Pvt. Christopher Salmon of Fort Stewart are being arraigned this morning on charges of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York.

Prosecutors in rural Long County say the soldiers were part of a militia operating within the U.S. Army that was stockpiling weapons and wanted to overthrow the federal government.

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