APut 05/05 1746 Richard Butler SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Rev. Richard Butler's condition
APut 05/05 1746 Richard Butler
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Rev. Richard Butler's condition
was upgraded to "fair and improving" Tuesday at Sacred Heart
Medical Center, where he underwent heart bypass surgery four days
earlier, a spokeswoman said.
Butler, 69, was stricken with chest pains April 28 in a north
Idaho jail where he was held after being arrested on federal
sedition charges. He and other white supremacist leaders were
indicted in Arkansas for allegedly plotting to overthrow the
Transfered to a larger Spokane hospital the following day,
Butler continued to experience an irregular heartbeat and
underwent surgery late Friday.
Butler heads the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan
Nations), near Hayden Lake, Idaho.
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