Slideshow: Victim's dad restrained in Georgia courtoom

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Associated Press photos by Stephen Morton
Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012,
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Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012,
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Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012,
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Wesley Thomas, the step father of Tiffany York, is tackled by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012,
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Wesley Thomas comforts his wife Brenda Thomas during the hearing of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui at Long County Superior Court
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Brett Roark, the father of Michael Roark, and friends of Michael Roark listen to the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court,
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Brett Roark, the father of Michael Roark, is escorted out by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court,
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Brett Roark, the father of Michael Roark, is escorted out by courtroom security during the hearing of defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden at Long County Superior Court,
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Defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga
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Defendant Pvt. Christopher Salmon walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012
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Defendant Isaac Aguigui walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga.
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Defendant Isaac Aguigui walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga.

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LUDOWICI, Ga. — In a tense courtroom Thursday one victim’s stepfather was tackled and handcuffed as he tried to rush the defense table while another was removed for shouting at the defendants. Three Army soldiers are accused of killing a former serviceman and his girlfriend to protect an anti-government militia group.

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