Three men who were tied to the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) were found not guilty on Friday.
William Null, his brother Michael Null, and Eric Molitor were found not guilty of providing material support for a terrorist act and possessing a firearm when committing or attempting to commit a felony. They were the last of 14 defendants to face charges related to the 2020 kidnapping scheme.
Nine of the 14 defendants have been convicted, with Adam Fox, the man authorities identified as the leader of the criminal conspiracy, sentenced to 16 years behind bars. Co-leader Barry Croft was given a 19-year sentence for possessing an unregistered explosive.
Molitor and William Null admitted they had taken gun training and that they had previously driven past Whitmer’s residence to scope out the property.
Null testified that he and his twin brother got cold feet when the plot escalated to the point of using explosives. Molitor said Fox was “incredibly dumb” and wouldn’t be able to successfully pull off a kidnapping.... (Read more)
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