An anti-government ideologue in Florida who professed to be a “sovereign citizen” was allegedly gunned down by a woman on Monday who was also a member of the movement, a report said.
The suspected shooter, 33-year-old Neely Petrie-Blanchard, allegedly shot Christopher Hallett in Ocala after she accused him of working with the government to deny her custody of her children, the Associated Press reported.
Both Petrie-Blanchard and Hallet believed they were “sovereign citizens,” or followers of a loosely-affiliated anti-government movement that suggests even if someone resides in the US, they are not bound by laws or other social norms.
Hallet ran a company called E-Clause LLC, which had a Facebook page that featured dozens of posts about whether the US government could have authority over citizens, according to the AP.
Petrie-Blanchard was arrested in Georgia after they slaying on Tuesday and said she could not be held by law enforcement.
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