Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been found not guilty of conspiracy. Their five co-defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, David Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler have all been found not guilty as well.
Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on Ryan Bundy’s theft of government property charge.
The jury returned its verdict after some six weeks of testimony followed by less than six hours deliberations, and the last minute replacement of a juror after an allegation surfaced that he was biased.
The jury was instructed to disregard their previous work and to re-consider the evidence.
After the verdict was read, Ammon Bundy’s attorney Marcus Mumford was tackled to the ground by five U.S. Marshals. He insisted his client was free to go. Ammon Bundy faces a US Marshall hold and is supposed to be transferred to Nevada where he faces charges for the Bunkerville standoff.
During the incident, Judge Brown ordered everyone out of the courthouse. Mumford was later detained.
Outside the courtroom, defendant Shawna Cox spoke to reporters about the incident.
The Bundy boys and their father must stand trial now in Nevada where they face multiple charges for the standoff from 2012. Dennis Michael Lynch was at that event filming for Fox News and is credited by the Bundy family for saving lives on that day when he stepped between the federal agents and the protesters. Lynch is expected to be called as a witness in the trial set for February. SEE THE FOOTAGE FROM NEVADA with DML: .
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