Pretrial Conference Set For Georgia Militia Members in Ricin Plot

A pretrial meeting in the federal case against two Georgia men accused of plotting to develop a biological weapon is to be held next month, the Associated Press reported on Thursday (see GSN, May 9).

The conference is to take place on July 11 in Gainesville, Ga.

Samuel Crump, 68, and Ray Adams, 55, are accused of plotting to produce ricin -- a deadly poison generated from castor beans for which there is no cure.

Their fellow militia members, Dan Roberts and Fredrick Thomas, have already admitted plotting to purchase bomb ingredients and a prohibited firearm silencer. Investigators have said the men had plotted attacks aimed at undermining the U.S. government (Associated Press/Gwinnett Daily Post, June 21).

June 22, 2012
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A pretrial meeting in the federal case against two Georgia men accused of plotting to develop a biological weapon is to be held next month, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

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