Suspect in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor waives right to bail hearing, will face jury trial

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference after thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, were arrested for alleged plots to take Whitmer hostage and attack the state capitol building, in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., October 8, 2020. Michigan Governor’s office/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

(Reuters) – An alleged leader in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer waived his right to a bail hearing on Friday and will remain in custody until his trial before a grand jury in federal court.

Adam Fox, one of six people who face federal charges for conspiring to kidnap Michigan’s governor and who could be sentenced to life if convicted, waived his right to a bond hearing after Magistrate Judge Sally Berens declined to release three others on bond at a hearing on Tuesday.

A bail ruling on a fifth defendant, Ty Garbin, was expected at a hearing on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Western Michigan.

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