Monday, February 13, 2017
Testimony Beginning in Trial for 6 in Bundy Ranch Standoff
A prosecutor last week described the defendants as lawbreaking gunmen who answered Bundy's call to prevent federal Bureau of Land Management agents from seizing his cattle in a decades-long dispute over grazing rules and unpaid fees.
Defense attorneys portrayed the men as law-abiding citizens spurred by reports of scuffles between federal agents and Bundy family members to protest government heavy-handedness.
Cliven Bundy, two sons and two other accused leaders of the conspiracy are due for trial after the first trial concludes.