UPDATE: Former Soldier from St. Cloud Pleads Guilty in Militia Case
HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A former Army medic originally from St. Cloud 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 - a 2004 graduate of Apollo - was allowed to avoid further jail time in the plea deal he agreed to in Liberty County Superior Court. He's among 10 people - eight of them current and former Fort Stewart soldiers - 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.
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.
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