Politics, States

The Jury Sniffs the Plot, and Acquits Whitmer “Kidnappers”

Two men accused of taking part in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were found not guilty on Friday. A mistrial was declared for two other defendants after a jury failed to reach a unanimous decision.

Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta were found not guilty of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. Additionally, Harris was acquitted of a charge related to explosives, as well as an additional gun charge. A jury could not reach verdicts for two other men, Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr., leading to a mistrial. Harris and Caserta were freed on Friday while Fox and Croft Jr. will return to jail while the government decides how to proceed.

The federal trial is separate from a state case involving defendants Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico, and Paul Bellar, who are accused of providing material support to those involved in the plot to kidnap Whitmer. Their trial is set to begin in September. Read more…

You Might Also Like