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3 Men Acquitted In Michigan Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

A jury acquitted three men in connection with a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

A jury acquitted three men in connection with a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday.

William Null, Michael Null (twin brother of William), and Eric Molitor were found not guilty of providing support for a terrorist act and a weapon charge.

This case was part of a larger plot of alleged homegrown terrorism during the 2020 presidential election.

The charges against the Nulls and Molitor were related to their alleged support for the leaders of the kidnapping plan.

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They were accused of participating in military-style drills and traveling to Whitmer’s vacation home in northern Michigan.

It’s worth noting that nine others involved in the plot have already been convicted, including the key players, Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr., who were convicted of a kidnapping conspiracy in a different court last year.

Eric Molitor and William Null testified in their own defense.

According to their testimony, they admitted to attending gun drills and checking Governor Whitmer’s property, however, they said that they broke away from the group when discussions turned to obtaining explosives, and they apparently had doubts about the feasibility of the kidnapping plan.

William Null also mentioned that he and his brother, Michael Null, decided to distance themselves from the group when they felt the plan was going too far.

Molitor said Fox was “incredibly dumb” and wouldn’t pull off a kidnapping.

According to the Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General William Rollstin urged jurors to not be swayed.

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“If you help in whole or even in part you’ve satisfied that element” of the crime, Rollstin said in his closing argument Wednesday. “Was he helping him to plan? Was he helping him prepare? The answer is absolutely.”

Nine men were previously convicted in state or federal court, either through guilty pleas or at three other trials, while two others were acquitted.

Adam Fox was sentenced in December of 2022 to 16 years in prison for his lead role in the plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

A retrial jury found Fox guilty in August of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and possession of a weapon of mass destruction, also convicting Barry Croft Jr. of those charges and possession of an unregistered destructive device. The prosecution had lobbied for Fox to receive a life prison sentence, according to NBC News.

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