Prosecutors fighting to keep terrorism claims in Amalia case documents

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Prosecutors are fighting to keep allegations of terrorism on the books in the Amalia compound case. 

The Taos County property was raided in August, where deputies say they found five adults and 11 malnourished kids, along with the body of one suspect’s 3-year-old son. 

They also found high-powered weapons and ammunition. 

The indictment claims the adults were training the kids to carry out violent attacks on government institutions, but the suspects’ attorneys have called to have that erased from court records. 

They argue that since the defendants were not actually charged with those crimes, it’s inflammatory to reference them in official documents. 

However, federal prosecutors say the case is still under investigation and it’s likely they will eventually bring the charges related to terrorism. 

Right now, the five are facing federal charges related to firearms possession. 

They were originally charged with child abuse in state court, but those were dropped when the DA missed a deadline. 

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