Hearing for anti-Trump protest defendants to start

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A status hearing for three batches of defendants arrested during the inauguration of US President Donald Trump is slated for Friday.


Defendant Who Was 17 at Time of 2016 Murder Gets 38 Years

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Two other defendants reached plea bargains. One, serving eight years after a manslaughter plea, testified that Eoff was the one who shot Beckett. The other defendant was sentenced to three years after an aggravated assault plea.


Girl Testifies Murder Defendant Willis Tried to Kidnap Her

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The girl testified Tuesday that after she got into the minivan, Willis told her the phone was dead, took off driving and would not stop when she asked him to. After Willis pulled out a gun, she unlocked a door of the minivan, jumped out and ran away screaming to a nearby home.


First Oregon standoff defendant sent to prison

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In May, Lequieu was the first of 26 standoff defendants charged with conspiracy to plead guilty. He admitted to impeding federal employees through threats, intimidation or force from working at the refuge outside Burns, Oregon.


US drops charges against all J20 anti-Trump defendants

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The US government has dismissed all charges against the remaining 39 people arrested over their alleged participation in a rally against President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day. "Upon consideration of the government's motion to dismiss in this case, it is: ORDERED that these cases be dismissed without prejudice," Friday's order by Judge Robert Morin read. The order came after prosecutors moved to have the remaining charges dropped. It ends more than a year of trials and similar motions after most of the more than 230 people initially arrested were charged with felony rioting. The cases stem from an anti-fascist and anti-capitalist rally on January 20, 2017 in which police clashed with protesters and detained hundreds, including journalists, medics, legal observers and bystanders.