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Prosecutor: 'Satanist' soldier sought government's overthrow


September 27, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A prosecutor alleged in federal court Thursday that an Army infantry soldier charged with distributing information about building bombs is a Satanist who plotted to overthrow the U.S. government, while his attorney said he's only an internet troll caught "spouting off" online.

Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old private first class stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, is accused of providing information about explosives last week to an FBI undercover agent on the encrypted messaging service Telegram. He also is accused of threatening to burn down the house of a far-left-l...

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