Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Ammon Bundy seeks delay in September trial, asks for pretrial release

Ammon Bundy's lawyers are asking for a delay in his scheduled Sept. 7 trial and his release in the meantime, citing a need for more time to prepare his defense. His new lawyers filed the motion four minutes before midnight Thursday, arguing that a number of pretrial motions haven't been resolved and Bundy's detention "has rendered it virtually impossible for him to participate meaningfully in his defense.'' Bundy retained new Utah-based lawyers in late May. They said Bundy made the decision two hours before the court's Thursday deadline for seeking to continue the trial date. "It was not until approximately 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time, after much consultation with his legal counsel, that he agreed to file this motion, judging that his larger interest in a fair trial, must at this point request a continuance of the trial date,'' his lawyers Marcus Mumford and J. Morgan Philpot wrote. They asked that the court allow Bundy another two months to argue for his release pending trial and to help prepare his defense to challenge the federal charges before asking for a new trial date...more

1 comment:

Dave Pickel said...

The Bundys are not going to be released before trial. They have thumbed their nose at every turn to the Feds. That's fine and dandy, but you don't do it to a judge.