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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Finicum's Wife: "My husband was murdered intentionally, deliberately and with malice."
ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The shooting death of the Arizona rancher killed during the Oregon occupation of a wildlife refuge was justified, according to the Malheur County District Attorney.
Yet, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum's widow insists it was a set-up assassination Tuesday.
"My husband was murdered intentionally, deliberately and with malice," Jeanette Finicum said.
On the steps of the Washington County building, surrounded by Finicum's mother, brother and daughter, his wife explained what she thinks happened on January 26. She says it was not a typical traffic stop.
"It was an ambush involving a road block on a blind curve along a lonely stretch of highway, a dead-man's blockade, a kill stop which is illegal," Jeanette said.
In aerial video released by the FBI, Finicum is shownpulled over in his truck before taking off and plowing into a snow bank. He gets out with his hands up at first, then appears to reach toward his jacket pocket at least twice.
The FBI says he was reaching for a loaded handgun. His wife disagrees.
"He was walking with his hands in the air, a symbol of surrender. When he reached down to his left, he was reaching to the pain of having been shot," Jeanette said...more