Trial postponed for 5 in alleged Whitmer kidnapping plot

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A trial for five men accused of planning to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been postponed for seven months to give defense lawyers more time to receive and analyze evidence.

A judge says the March 23 trial for Brandon Caserta, Barry Croft, Adam Fox, Kaleb Franks and Daniel Harris has been moved to Oct. 12.

  • A booking photo of Barry Croft. (Oct. 9, 2020)

The FBI in October said it broke up a plot to kidnap Whitmer by anti-government extremists upset over her coronavirus restrictions. Six people were charged in federal court while eight others were charged in state court with aiding them.

One of the six, Ty Garbin, pleaded guilty in January and said he would cooperate with prosecutors.

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