Heather Salmon appears before a Long County judge.
LUDOWICI, GA (WTOC) -
A judge denied bond Thursday morning to a woman facing charges that she helped her husband and others kill a couple in December 2011.
Prosecutors say Heather Salmon was involved in the militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready and that the slayings of Michael Roark and Tiffany York were part of a terror plot.
In court Thursday, Salmon was read the charges against her and pleaded not guilty. After the plea, she requested bond.
The state gave a long list of reasons why Salmon should not be given bond, including being a flight risk and also a serious threat to society. The judge agreed with the state and denied Salmon bond on all counts.
The state said Salmon played a key role in the murders and was actually the main financial adviser for the group.
York's family had to go through another painful and emotional hearing, but is relieved Salmon did not receive bond.
"I am so grateful she did not get it. God's will is being done and she will have to sit there. Also she will not be a threat to society," said Brenda Thomas, York's mother.
WTOC also talked with Roark family. Both families said each time they're in court it never gets easier, but that they are going to be at every one to support one another during this difficult time.