Saturday, November 11, 2017

Judge: Bundy, co-defendants to stay in custody before trial

A Nevada federal judge has denied requests from rancher Cliven Bundy, one of his sons and another defendant to be released from custody days before their trial over a 2014 armed standoff with government agents in a cattle-grazing dispute. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Thursday ruled Bundy, his son Ryan Bundy and co-defendant Ryan Payne cannot move to house arrest or a halfway house before opening arguments in their trial start Tuesday. Navarro will consider a release request Monday from another son, Ammon Bundy. The four have been in custody since their arrests in 2016 in Oregon, where the Bundy brothers and Payne occupied a federal wildlife refuge. AP

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