FEDS PLAN TO TRY TWO BUNKERVILLE DEFENDANTS FOR A THIRD TIME ON REMAINING CHARGES
Eric Parker and Scott Drexler to be tried on charges where the jury was hung in the second trial.
When the jury came down 'not guilty' on 34 of 40 charges for the defendants at the second Bunkerville Standoff trial, Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart walked free found not guilty on all charges after spending 18 months in prison without bail.
Eric Parker and Scott Drexler were released to a halfway house last night with not guilty verdicts on most of their charges and the jury hung on some (four for Parker, two for Drexler).
Today at a detention hearing in Las Vegas an animated and angered Acting US Attorney Stephen Myhre, the lead prosecutor in the case, insisted the men were dangerous and a threat and should remain in custody.
But the judge (US District Judge Gloria Navarro) decided after juries failed to convict the men at their first two trials, they will be allowed to go free ahead of the third trial.
With conditions for their release, Parker and Drexler are expected to be freed and allowed to return to their homes in Idaho.
The planned date for their third trial is September 25th.
This means plans to try the key defendants in the April 12, 2014 standoff near Bundy Ranch like members of the Bundy Family (Cliven, Ammon and others) will be pushed further back as they remain locked up without bail.