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