By The Associated Press
10:22 AM AKDT, August 5, 2012
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP)
An Alaska militia leader convicted of conspiring to kill federal law enforcement officers is speaking out from behind bars.
Schaeffer Cox says the criminal charges against him are false but they might be God's punishment for being too prideful. The 28-year-old militia leader, who is awaiting sentencing, made his comments in a letter from jail that is being circulated among his friends and supporters.
Cox faces a sentence of up to life prison.
The Daily News-Miner reports that Cox's letter was sent as an email bulletin to members of University Baptist Church, where Cox's father is the pastor. A church member is collecting letters from Cox's friends asking the judge for leniency.
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