Jury hearing closing arguments in Gov. Whitmer kidnap trial

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 12:17:04-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Jurors are hearing closing arguments in the trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

A prosecutor says the men were "filled with rage" against government and Whitmer's COVID-19 restrictions in 2020. But a defense lawyer says there was no plot, and that the men were under the influence of undercover FBI agents and a key informant.

Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr., Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta are charged with conspiracy. Three of the men also face additional charges involving weapons.

The trial began March 8 in federal court in Grand Rapids, Michigan.