Verdicts are in for second Malheur Refuge occupation trial

After two and a half days of deliberation, the jury in the second trial involving occupiers of the Malheur Refuge, has delivered verdicts.  Unlike in the first trial, where the jury acquitted seven other defendants involved in the refuge occupation, this jury has delivered split verdicts.

Jason Patrick has been found guilty of conspiracy to impede federal workers, and not guilty of possessing a firearm in a federal facility.

Duane Ehmer has been found not guilty of conspiracy to impede federal workers, and guilty of depredation of government property.

Jake Ryan has been found not guilty of conspiracy to impede federal workers, not guilty of possession of a firearm in a federal facility, and guilty of depredation of government property.

Darryl Thorn has been found guilty of conspiracy to impede federal workers, and guilty of possession of a firearm in a federal facility.

All four defendants still face misdemeanor charges and are awaiting verdicts on those in a bench trial.

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