Judge orders new trial for 2 suspects in Whitmer kidnapping case

Judge orders new trial for 2 suspects in Whitmer kidnapping case
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 4:48 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 5:19 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A judge has ordered a new trial for Adam Fox and Barry Croft, who were accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

In April, a jury failed to reach a verdict for them in the original trial, while two others -- Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta -- were acquitted.

Fox and Croft were described as leaders of an alleged scheme to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home in 2020, trigger a civil war and prevent Joe Biden from winning the presidency.

Attorneys for the two attempted to get the case dismissed due to insufficient evidence, but a federal judge denied the request Thursday.

The second trial is set for Aug. 9.

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