DETROIT (AP) - Detention hearings for members of a Christian
militia group who authorities say plotted to incite a violent
revolt are recessed until Thursday.
A federal prosecutor who argued to hold them without bail said
Wednesday that an undercover agent infiltrated the group and built
explosives under the direction of suspected ringleader David Brian
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Donald A. Scheer earlier
entered not guilty pleas on behalf of seven defendants who stood
mute to the charges, including the 44-year-old Stone. Stone's
eldest son pleaded not guilty.
Detention hearings for six defendants followed, but the judge
didn't issue a ruling. Two more are scheduled for Thursday.
The ninth suspect was in court in Indiana, and will be arraigned
later in Michigan.
Associated Press Writers David Runk in Detroit and Tom Coyne in
Hammond, Ind. contributed to this report.
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