Judge's Family Murdered

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An attorney for a jailed white supremacist says the man's mother asked him to relay an encoded message to one of the supremacist's supporters.

Attorney Glenn Greenwald tells The Associated Press that the mother of Matthew Hale asked him to pass along the message a few months ago.

He says he refused to do so.

Greenwald says Hale's mother stated that she didn't know what the message meant, but that Hale made her write it down, verbatim.

Greenwald says he doesn't specifically remember the message -- but says that it was an "almost cartoonish version of what a coded message would be."

Hale is awaiting sentencing for soliciting the murder of a federal judge in Illinois. That murder never took place -- but now he's a focus of an investigation into last week's shooting deaths of the judge's husband and mother.

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