A prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty against three Georgia-based soldiers accused of killing two people to protect an anti-government militia. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in Long County Superior Court on Thursday that he will seek the death penalty for Army Pvt. Isaac Aguigui (ah-GEE-hee), Sgt. Anthony Peden and Pvt. Christopher Salmon. As Peden sat with his attorney during Thursday's court hearing, York's stepfather, Wesley Thomas, tried to rush the defense table. At least four deputies and officers wrestled Thomas to the floor and handcuffed him. Aguigui is originally from Cashmere where he was home-schooled. His alleged involvement with the terrorist militia group came as a shock to those who knew him in Chelan County. Former KPQ talk show host Mike Magnotti, said he interviewed Aguigui in 2008 when he was a member of the American Legion sponsored Boy's Nation program.
The three Fort Stewart soldiers are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges of malice murder, felony murder and criminal gang activity in the Dec. 4 slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York.