GA woman enters a not guilty plea on explosives charges
by George Henry, Associated Press
July 06, 2012 12:48 PM | 1621 views | 4 4 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this photo taken from her public Facebook page Ceclia Savage poses with guns.
In this photo taken from her public Facebook page Ceclia Savage poses with guns.
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GAINESVILLE — A Georgia woman pleaded not guilty Friday to federal explosives charges, and her attorney said he believed prosecutors misinterpreted her anti-government Facebook postings and were too aggressive in going after her.

“I think that’s very likely,” federal public defender Jake Waldrop said. “I think in today’s culture a posting can be misinterpreted by the press, by the public, by anybody, whether it be a public person or a private citizen.”

Celia Savage, 23, of Cornelia, is charged with manufacturing pipe bombs, receiving or possessing pipe and using controlled substances while possessing firearms and destructive devices.

Savage was escorted by two U.S. Marshals as she entered the courtroom wearing handcuffs, jail-issued clothing and shackles on her feet.

With brown hair hanging over the left side of her face, Savage smiled at 14 family members and friends sitting nearby. After marshals removed the handcuffs and shackles, Savage took a seat next to Waldrop and briefly cried before Magistrate Judge Susan S. Cole entered the courtroom.

The arraignment lasted about 20 minutes. Cole asked Savage if she understood the charges.

“Yes, ma’am,” Savage said before entering her not guilty plea.

If convicted, Savage faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.
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Honest ABE
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July 07, 2012
So, how many rapes, robberies, and other REAL crimes are not being prosecuted while the government persecutes this woman??
Veteran Observer
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July 07, 2012
Shackles? Jessica Colotyl breaks the law, lies to the authorities, and is an illegal alien and she gets pretrial diversion! This fool plays with guns and explosives on her own property and openly brags about it and is caught with marijuana and the President's thugs drag her into court and waste the taxpayers' money throwing the book at her! This indictment is a joke and is an example of a bloated federal bureaucracy with nothing to do! Sure investigate it and then figure out that she is just another insecure 23 year old and no threat to anyone but the squirrels on her farm!
anonymous
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July 06, 2012
This is Napolitanos effrot to make sure everyone sees that white people with an affinity for firearms and freedom are the biggest threat to the safety of our country.
Tex G
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July 06, 2012
Dumbest case ever. What a waste of tax payer money. Let her go at the Taliban.
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