Lonnie Vernon, a member of a militia near Fairbanks, was sentenced to almost 26 years in prison for his part in a plot to kill federal agents.
His wife, Karen Vernon, was also sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for her involvement in the plot.
During his sentencing, Vernon shared combative and angry sentiments with Judge Robert Bryan.
He told the judge he was unhappy with his attorneys.
“These people did nothing for me from day one,” Vernon said.
Back in August Vernon and his wife pleaded guilty for their part in case, which included a plot to kill a federal judge and an Internal Revenue Service Officer.
They were involved with Schaeffer Cox, who was the founder of the Alaska Peacemaker Militia.
Vernon reminded the judge that no one was hurt and he said he should be let out of jail.
“My God given rights better not be taken from me,” Vernon said.
Several times Vernon cussed at the prosecuting attorneys and demanded to see the paperwork that authorizes them to prosecute his case, he often told them they don’t exist in his world.
“Who do you hold your allegiance to?” Vernon questioned the judge.
Judge Bryan, told Vernon he was sorry his life had come to this.
The Vernons made a plea agreement and admitted to buying a gun, silencer, and hand grenades, and having maps to a federal judge’s home in August 2012.
The defense for Karen Vernon said she was influenced in the plot to kill officials by her husband, but otherwise hadn’t even had a traffic ticket.
Schaeffer Cox, the founder of the Alaska Peacemaker Militia, will be sentenced Tuesday morning.
Contact, Rebecca Palsha