Associated Press - February 14, 2009 3:15 AM ET
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - 1 of 2 white supremacists charged with plotting to kill President Barack Obama is asking a federal court to dismiss statements he gave to police.
Paul Schlesselman also contends in court petitions filed Friday that he was wrongly arrested on a tip from an unreliable informant and that evidence against him seized during searches of his home and another residence should be tossed out, too.
The 18-year-old Helena-West Helena, Ark., man and 20-year-old Daniel Cowart of Bells, Tenn., are charged with plotting a crime spree against dozens of black victims that would wrap up with an attack on Obama.
They were arrested in October when Obama was the Democratic candidate for president and are being held without bond on federal conspiracy and firearm charges.
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