MESA - A military murder case out of Georgia has a connection to Arizona.
The grandfather of former soldier Michael Roark lives in Mesa. "He went to the military for the right reasons and didn't want any part of these people," said Roark's grandfather, Michael Jahr.
Roark, 19, was killed in December of 2011 with his 17-year-old girlfriend Tiffany York. Prosecutors believe Roark was murdered because he knew too much.
Four other soldiers are accused of killing them, because Roark knew they had formed an anarchist militia group while in the military at Fort Stewart, Georgia and had plans to overthrow the government.
Prosecutors say they had stockpiled nearly $90,000 in guns and bomb-making materials.
They allegedly would start by taking over Fort Stewart, then bomb Savannah, Georgia, then assassinate the President.
"They forced him to kneel in front of his car and they shot him in the head," said Jahr. "You just can't forget something like that."
Pfc. Michael Burnett was the first of the four soldiers to reach a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges.
The others are facing murder charges.
Jahr says he will attend the trail if and when it comes to find justice for his grandson.
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