Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Ryan Bundy Joins Request For Later Trial Date

...By Friday, Ryan Bundy — who is representing himself in the case — said he too wanted a trial later than the scheduled Sept. 7 date. “My plan has always been to have a joint trial with my brother Ammon because we have a joint defense agreement and strategy,” Ryan Bundy wrote. Ryan Bundy added that he was not aware Ammon was seeking a later trial date because the Multnomah County Detention Center has kept the brothers from communicating. In separate court filings, lawyers argue defendants Ryan Payne, Joseph O’Shaughnessy, Shawna Cox, Pete Santilli and David Fry should be severed from count four of the superseding indictment, which alleges theft of a government vehicle. The filing states that the charge only applies to defendant Ken Medenbach, who was arrested after taking a U.S. Fish and Wildlife vehicle from the refuge to a Safeway parking lot in Burns. “Beside the allegation that (Medenbach’s) conduct occurred during the protest, Court 4 has nothing to do with the protest itself or the alleged conspiracy,” defense attorneys Lisa Hay and Rich Federico wrote...more

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