Tuesday, August 29, 2017

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF BREAKING: Seven defendants to get update on trial plans Thursday

US District Judge Gloria Navarro has ordered a status hearing for seven Bunkerville Standoff defendants on Thursday including the five Tier 1 key defendants Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne and Pete Santilli.

It isn't clear what this means yet, but it will be interesting to see what happens following last week's crushing defeat for the federal prosecutors with two defendants found totally not guilty and two others not guilty on most charges.

Eric Parker and Scott Drexler, found not guilty on most charges last week in the April 2014 Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch, heard Acting US Attorney Steve Myhre tell US District Judge Gloria Navarro last week that he intended to try them for a third time on remaining charges.

Those charges (four for Parker, two for Drexler) resulted in a hung jury apparently 11-1 not guilty.

They will join the others in Gloria Navarro's courtroom Thursday morning at 8:30am Las Vegas time (11:30 am Eastern) with five Tier 1 defendants expected in person and Parker and Drexler expected to be there via telephone.

Supporters are urged to be outside the courthouse in Las Vegas Thursday morning for the hearing.

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