MANUFACTURED VERDICTS IN NEVADA FROM THE KANGAROO COURT?
ONLY 10 CONVICTIONS ON 60 CHARGES WITH NO CONVICTION ON CHARGES JUDGE SAID WERE NEEDED TO CONVICT ON THE REST
(Special Update: Wednesday May 3rd AM: Acting US Attorney Stephen Myhre has decided to retry the six men with four of them facing all the counts against them for a second time. The two convicted defendants, Greg Burleson and Todd Engel will be tried on the counts they were not convicted of in the first trial.
The decision to retry the defendants comes under the auspices of the US Justice Department and the new Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Judge Gloria Navarro had set a June 26th retrial date for the six.)
In the end only two of the six defendants in the first Bunkerville Standoff trial were found guilty. Each faced ten charges with Greg Burleson convicted of eight and Todd Engel of two.
U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial on the rest of the charges where the jury was unable to reach a verdict, then scheduled a new trial on those charges for June 26th.
But according to observers of the trial, Navarro had told the jurors they could not convict on the last eight charges against each defendant without convicting them of the first two conspiracy charges.
''THEY HAVE TO FIND THERE IS A CONSPIRACY FIRST BECAUSE IF THEY FIND THERE IS NOT A CONSPIRACY, IF THEY CANNOT UNANIMOUSLY AGREE AND I BELIEVE THE FIRST COUNT OF CONSPIRACY HAS SIX DIFFERENT ELEMENTS AND THE SECOND ONLY HAS TWO AND IF THEY CANNOT FIND UNANIMOUSLY THAT THEY AGREE ON ANY OF THOSE COUNTS THEN THERE IS NO CONSPIRACY AND THEREFORE NOBODY CAN BE GUILTY OF ANYTHING"
ANDREA PARKER ON JUDGE NAVARRO'S INSTRUCTIONS TO JURY APRIL 20th, 2017 VIDEO REPORT
The two defendants found guilty were not convicted on those first two charges.
So how could Judge Navarro "accept" the verdicts from the jury.