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Federal judge denies early release for man convicted of shooting U.S. Marshalls

Federal judge denies early release for man convicted of shooting U.S. Marshalls
Federal judge denies early release for man convicted of shooting U.S. Marshalls(KFYR-TV)
Published: Mar. 22, 2021 at 4:49 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A Federal Judge denied a reduction in sentence for a man serving a life sentence for his involvement in a fatal shootout with U.S. Marshals in 1983.

Sixty-seven-year-old Scott Faul appealed his life sentence stating he has received little medical treatment over the years and has trouble breathing at times.

Faul also cites possible complications from COVID-19 as a factor for his early release request.

Chief Judge Peter Welte dismissed the motion to reduce his sentence on March 15.

Faul is serving a life sentence at a prison in Minnesota for his involvement in killing two U.S. Marshals during a shootout in Medina.

Faul and co-defendant Gordan Kahl were members of the Posse Comitatus movement, an anti-government group.

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