Trial in Bundy stand­off post­poned due to shoot­ing

The Progress-Index Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

A fed­eral judge has agreed to post­pone the trial of Ne­vada cat­tle­man Cliven Bundy and oth­ers in a 2014 armed stand­off be­cause of the Las Ve­gas mass shoot­ing.

De­fense at­tor­neys ar­gued that the at­tack would cast a shadow over the trial, which was set to start Tues­day in Las Ve­gas. On Fri­day, the judge resched­uled it for Oct. 30.

Bundy, two sons and oth­ers are ac­cused of con­spir­ing to en­list a self-styled mili­tia to pre­vent U.S. Bureau of Land Man­age­ment agents and civil­ian em­ploy­ees from re­mov­ing Bundy’s cat­tle from fed­eral land in Ne­vada.

De­fen­dant Ryan Payne on Mon­day asked that trial be post­poned for up to three months.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.