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Indictment in Spokane for self-proclaimed "Archangel of Death"

In September, a man from Spokane who allegedly identifies himself as the "Angel of Death" was taken into custody and charged with a single count of stalking. According to reports, federal agents went to the man's home to question him regarding a neighbor's complaint. That neighbor, a woman who is also a tribal police officer, reached out to authorities after she noticed alleged suspicious activity, which included what was described as a threatening letter and several comments regarding the details of her daily schedule.

According to reports, several modified weapons and a journal that detailed plots to overthrow the government were confiscated when federal agents investigated the the man's home. Officials also say the man had reinforced-steel plating installed on his doors and windows, and that his interior walls were lined with tinfoil.

After a lengthy bail hearing later that month, a federal judge ordered that the man be detained by federal marshals until he was officially charged by the court. On Oct. 8, the man was charged with one count of stalking, and he pleaded not guilty the next day. Media sources report that his trial has been scheduled for December.

If an individual is facing federal charges, a criminal lawyer who has experience working in federal courts may be able build a defense case for that person. Depending on the type of charges that an individual may be facing, that lawyer may be able to assist a client by representing him or her in court or, in some cases, negotiating a plea bargain that limits jail time and fines.

Source: The Spokesman Review, "Man claiming to be “Archangel of Death” indicted on stalking charges", Kip Hill, October 14, 2013

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