A group of defendants still waiting to face a jury want a judge to release them from federal detention, where they have been held for more than a year.
A Bureau of Land Management agent who has been scrutinized for past behavior took valuable stones held as evidence and handed them out “like candy” to colleagues and a contractor, federal investigators said in a report made public Thursday.
Two men acquitted this week of most charges in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff could be retried as soon as September, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Montana resident Ricky Lovelien and Idaho resident Steven Stewart were acquitted of all 10 counts they faced in the Bunkerville standoff case.
After more than two days of deliberation, jurors are expected to return Monday in the retrial of four gunmen facing federal charges in the 2014 armed standoff in Bunkerville.
Defense attorneys sat silently Tuesday, rather than give closing arguments for the four men facing a retrial in the Bundy Ranch standoff.
Scott Drexler tucked the butt of his AR-15 into his shoulder and slipped the barrel through a crack in a wall along a northbound Interstate 15 bridge in Bunkerville.
A federal judge in Las Vegas cut short the testimony of an Idaho gun enthusiast in the middle of his Bunkerville standoff retrial Thursday.
Defense attorneys called four witnesses Wednesday in the retrial of four Bunkerville standoff defendants, but jurors did not hear the testimony.
Prosecutors questioned their final witness Tuesday in the retrial of four Bunkerville standoff defendants, whose attorneys began preparing to present their case to jurors.