6-Week Trial of Bundy Brothers Ends with Shocking Verdict

   10.28.16

A shocking verdict has come in the 6-week trial of Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and the five other anti-government protesters, who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last winter.

The shocking and tense story that gripped our nation last winter, and shined a spotlight on federal land management in the West, has come to a surprise ending.

The seven defendants were found “not guilty” of charges for the 41-day, armed takeover of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The court’s decision could potentially “have huge implications on the militia movement as well as the federal government’s control of millions of acres of public lands in the West,” NPR’s Kirk Siegler reports.

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