Trial live-streamed with courtroom access restrictedBiden ‘watching closely’ as trial unfolds, White House says‘Please I can’t breathe’: prosecutors play disturbing videoDefense opens by saying Floyd was under influence of drugsCDC head warns of ‘impending doom’ as coronavirus cases riseSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.18pm BST In Michigan, the Associated Press reports, a judge has ordered three men to stand trial regarding a foiled plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer over her coronavirus restrictions.
Jackson county district court Judge Michael Klaeren ruled there was enough evidence and bound over Paul Bellar, Joe Morrison and Pete Musico to circuit court to stand trial.Arguments were heard by Klaeren about whether the men should face trial following three days of testimony. They are accused of aiding six other men charged in federal court with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer. Five more people are also charged in state courts. Related: How the domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor unravelled 7.55pm BST As he walked away from the podium, a reporter asked Joe Biden if he believed some states should pause their reopening efforts because of the rise in coronavirus cases across the US.“Yes,” the president replied.REPORTER: Do you believe some states should pause their reopening efforts?
BIDEN: Yes pic.twitter.com/64ggT1WuYG Continue reading…
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Author : Joan E Greve (now) and Joanna Walters (earlier)
Publish date : 2021-03-29 19:18:19
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