MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two white supremacists have pleaded not guilty in an alleged plot to kill president-elect Barack Obama and dozens of other black people.
Twenty-year-old Daniel Cowart of Tennessee and 18-year-old Paul Schlesselman of Arkansas spoke only to give their pleas Thursday in a Memphis courtroom.
They face federal charges of threatening a presidential candidate, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, planning to rob a gun dealer and taking firearms across state lines.
The seven-count indictment says the men hatched the plot sometime between Sept. 1 and Oct. 22.
Court records indicate their scheme fell apart quickly.
Their arrests were made public Oct. 27 and they are being held without bond.