Former soldier pleads guilty in Ga. militia case

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Posted: Oct 15, 2012 12:45 PM
Former soldier pleads guilty in Ga. militia case

HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Army medic has pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in a double slaying to protect what prosecutors say was a militia group operating within the military at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia.

Former Pfc. Christopher Jenderseck was allowed to avoid further jail time in the plea deal he agreed to Monday.

He's among 10 people jailed and accused by prosecutors of belonging to a group that plotted to bomb a Savannah park fountain, poison apples in Washington state and assassinate the president. Eight of the suspects are current and former Fort Stewart soldiers.

Jenderseck admitted to destroying clothing, shotgun shells and a cellphone after the December killings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, Tiffany York. He agreed to testify against other defendants.