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Not-guilty plea in Liberia slayings

September 11, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor pleaded not guilty to a new U.S. indictment charging him with being involved in brutal killings and torture in the west African nation from 1999 to 2002.

Charles McArthur Emmanuel, 30, a U.S. citizen, commanded the "Demon Forces," which the indictment said targeted those perceived to be opponents of the government. A trial is scheduled for January.

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