The state of Alaska is dismissing all charges against five Fairbanks-area defendants in the “241” murder conspiracy case. Federal charges against four of the defendants remain in place.
The decision is based on a recent court ruling that keeps prosecutors from using secret FBI recordings made without a search warrant.
The charges against militia leader Schaeffer Cox and the others cannot be refiled in state court, Assistant District Attorney Dwayne McConnell said.
The dismissed charges include many of the most serious charges, including conspiracy to commit murder. State prosecutors had alleged all five defendants were participating in a plan to kill Alaska State Troopers and state court officials.
Source: KTVA Fairbanks Daily News-Miner