The leader of an Alaska militia convicted of conspiring to murder federal officials will spend nearly 26 years in prison.
Judge Robert Bryan on Tuesday sentenced Schaeffer Cox during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.
Before he was sentenced, Cox apologized to family and friends. He said he was acting out of fear before his arrest in March 2011, and it only got worse the more scared he became.
Cox was convicted in June of nine federal charges, including conspiracy to kill federal law enforcement officers and possession of illegal weapons.
Well I have to say that I am a little disappoint in this sentence as I was pretty sure it would be at least ten years longer.
However as I was reminded by a pal today, this IS federal prison ad these will be 26 hard years for a guy famous for shooting his big mouth off.
By the way, with this trial over I am under the impression that certain people involved with the case will now be free to talk publicly about things that I have only been told privately.
Update: Just got off the phone with my informant. Monday things begin to heat up.