(TheRedAlertNews.com) – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, in a second trial following an earlier trial where the jury could not reach a verdict, two men were found guilty of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer because of actions she instituted during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Detroit Free Press is reporting in “Jury convicts Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr. in Whitmer kidnapping plot“:
“In a do-over for the government, a federal jury in Grand Rapids has convicted two men charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer out of anger over her handling of the pandemic, ending a dramatic trial that highlighted the growth of violent extremism in America.
“The jury deliberated for about eight hours before delivering the guilty verdicts against Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr., who were convicted on all counts and face up to life in prison when they are sentenced at a later date.
“Fox and Croft were convicted of kidnapping conspiracy and conspiracy to possess weapons of mass destruction. Croft was convicted on an additional weapons charge.” [emphasis added]
The defense case seemingly worked during the first trial but didn’t persuade this second jury.
“The defense long argued that this was a case of entrapment, that the defendants were merely tough-talking potheads who were venting about their government, and that rogue FBI agents and informants set them up.” [emphasis added]
The two men join two others who’ve already been found guilty (two were acquitted in the first trial) and could spend the remainder of their lives in prison.
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BREAKING: Jury convicts Fox, Croft in Whitmer kidnap plot https://t.co/ogChgZ4kL8
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) August 23, 2022